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2017Cabernet Sauvignon

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2017Cabernet Sauvignon

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The 2017 Tenor Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted from two vineyards across two separate AVAs in Washington State: Royal Slope and Red Mountain. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were limited to one or two clusters per shoot for maximum concentration. They were hand-harvested over several early mornings throughout October, with the final pick on October 28th, 2017.

Upon arriving at the winery, each cluster was hand-sorted, berry-sorted, and fermented in stainless steel (76%) and concrete (24%). Using only the free-run wine, it was moved to 100% new custom French oak barrels for 23 months of cellaring. After nearly 50 individual evaluations by our winemaking team, 6 barrels were selected and bottled, without fining or filtration, on September 11th, 2019, resulting in only 146 cases.

Tasting Notes

Aromatics of vanilla bean, plum skin, muddled raspberry, and spice. A wave of black currants, blackberry, and black tea adds complexity. Swirling brings up a sweetness to the fruits while adding a dried strawberry note and a vibrant energy. The palate is beautifully structured and bright with remarkable acidity balancing the ripe black fruits.

Labeled Appellation

Columbia Valley

Varietal Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

15.3%

Cases Produced

146

Drinkability

Now-2032

Awards & Accolades

"Similarly, inky purple-colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon gives up lots of classy cassis like fruits as well as ample graphite, classy oak, white flowers, and hints of espresso. All Cabernet brought up in new oak, it has remarkable purity, medium to full body, a seamless, silky mouthfeel, and awesome tannins. It's beautifully done. Give bottles 3-5 years in a cool cellar and it will keep for 20 years or more."

95 points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

"Blackcurrants with some black-olive and mushroom character on the nose and palate. Medium to full body, medium-round tannins and a flavorful finish. It’s subtle and friendly. Drink now. Synthetic cork."

91 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

Royal Slope

Designated: 2020

Vineyards: 1,900 acres (768 hectares)

Top Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc

Average Annual Precipitation: 6-8 inches

Soil: Sandy loam, soil

Average Vine Age: 14yrs

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