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BETZ FAMILY “Pere de Famille” Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (Columbia Valley, WA) $78

Beautiful waves of richness without a whit of heaviness. Long threads of violet, blackberry, vanilla, and espresso flavors woven into a tapestry. Vivid and precise.

 

COL SOLARE Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Red Mountain, WA) $75

Powerful but velvety and supple—an achievement given Red Mountain’s usual force field of tannin. Dense berry and vanilla flavors, overlaid with notes of spearmint.

 

JANUIK “Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (Red Mountain, WA) $45

Stellar for the price. Inky and dense with lots of fine soft tannin and concentrated rich flavors reminiscent of violets, red licorice, roses, and dark chocolate. Delicious.

 

PEPPER BRIDGE “Seven Hills Vineyard” 2018 (Walla Walla, WA) $50

A big, full-throttle Cabernet with immense tannin and flavors evocative of black licorice, spice, vanilla, cigar box, and peat. A powerhouse built for the long term.

 

QUILCEDA CREEK Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (Columbia Valley, WA) $199

Deep, rich, and very hedonistic. There’s always a majesty to Quilceda Creek’s beautifully structured, impeccable, delicious Cabernets, and they age for decades.

 

WOODWARD CANYON Merlot 2019 (Walla Walla, WA) $52

Vivid raspberry and cherry fruits, vanilla, and dry underbrush. A forceful Merlot with dense flavors and a commanding structure.ver

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