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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 15 
ProducerCadence (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
SubRegionColumbia Valley
AppellationRed Mountain

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Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2018 (based on 5 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.8 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 28 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Champagneinhand on 1/19/2015 & rated 88 points: last bottle and glad I went through all 6 of these with the later being good and the early tries not so good. I also bought some Cara Mia single vineyards and so glad I waited and almost wish I didn't waive off further purchases.

Enjoyable dark fruit with subtle violet and wood aromas. On the palate the good dark berry pull through with earth and some vegetal notes all without the bad green flavors. Decent finish and high ABV isn't tiring as it was in early openings of this wine. I will hang in for another year or two before popping open the Cara Mia. (655 views)
 Tasted by Champagneinhand on 1/1/2015 & rated 89 points: all around much better than it was just a few months back and last year. (709 views)
 Tasted by Champagneinhand on 12/2/2014 & rated 88 points: This has evolved somewhat. I don't dislike it any longer. Still it's a $20 wine from a warm vintage. The heat is still noticeable, but if serve just a touch below room temperature in Winter, it drinks much better. Dark fruit of cheery, cassis, boysenberry, loganberry and some dark plum. Some secondary character is coming out. Mocha, dark bittersweet cocoa. Acid and tannin are still very much apart of the wine. Chewy tannin. I wouldn't hold this for the love ng haul but another 3-4 years will be fine. Mouth pufkering tannic finish. (803 views)
 Tasted by 1H2oMan on 2/7/2014 & rated 85 points: Nothing great here (1329 views)
 Tasted by MagnumGourmet on 1/4/2014: Popped and poured, then consumed over three nights. All three nights were good, but the second night really out shined the others. The nose started off vegetal (in a good way - not green) with notes of tomato and jalapeno, then moved into aromas of blue/black fruits. More dark fruits on the front palate along with dark butterscotch flavors. In the mid palate there was a flavor of concord grapes (first time I've tasted grape in a wine - go figure). Solid texture and balanced acidity. Would purchase again. (1404 views)
 Tasted by Champagneinhand on 1/26/2013: A very disappointing showing of a blend that looks as it could be perfect, but very rough around the edges and the fruit just wasn't living up to the vintage billing. It could be that this is a bit shut down, but I tried letting it sit another day and no dice. Still rough with no finesse. I wish I didn't have 3 more of these. I hope the Cara Mia vineyard blends will be a lot better. (2545 views)
 Tasted by MagnumGourmet on 12/14/2012: Popped and poured, then consumed over two hours. Struggled with this wine tonight. Typically Ben's wines are very good to exceptional. Tonight, this felt like 2nd class juice. Nose of blackberry and rainier cherry. Flavor profile was dominated by too much oak. The tannin structure was aggressive and had a very raw element to it. Finish was short but clean. Blind, I would have guessed this as an entry level ste. Michelle. Hoping this is an anomaly. Would not purchase again. (2205 views)
 Tasted by apardoe on 10/23/2012 & rated 91 points: One of the best table wines you'll ever meet. Tastes of high alcohol but no other flavors predominate. The petit verdot stands out, even at only 10%. (2185 views)
 Tasted by mreinitz on 8/23/2012 & rated 90 points: We've really been enjoying this vintage of Coda. If you like Washington red blends then this wine's for you! Red fruit and some tobacco become richer and more red-cherry dominated on the midpalate. Some spice from the oak, a moderately long finish, and mild tannins. (1885 views)
 Tasted by Sid_Mac on 7/20/2012 & rated 85 points: Poured through Vinturi™ into a decanter. Nice red blend, but not necessarily worth the $24.99 I paid. Especially when one considers other Washington state red blends such as Columbia Crest Amitage and Chevaux. Both of which are quite tasty and cost much less than the Cadence Coda. (1862 views)
 Tasted by garambler on 4/14/2012 & rated 89 points: Friends and I tasted this at the winery on 4/14/12. It had wonderful, expressive bouquet of blueberry, cherry, anise and spice aromas. The palate was smooth, supple and balanced with flavors of blueberry, cherry, anise, spice and minerals. 89+ (1310 views)
 Tasted by Cresus on 4/11/2012 & rated 91 points: Very subdued on initial opening. Pumped out and let sit for two days and decanted for 2 hours. Wine really opened up at that point. Beautiful nose of cherries, leather, and a hint of cedar maybe. Good long finish. Tannins are still quite prominent and could use more time. Very nice for the money. (1220 views)
 Tasted by mreinitz on 3/30/2012 & rated 90 points: I'm liking this. Nice rich red cherry fruit with a moderate oak component on the midpalate. Fine-grained tannins on the finish. There aren't any hard edges. Very enjoyable. (1131 views)
 Tasted by cwiebe on 2/26/2012 & rated 91 points: Not always been a fan of this winery, (which puts me in a minority - I know), but this is a solid effort. Reminds me of a more modern St. Emillion. Might be a little young a there is still a little extra heat on the palate. (1208 views)
 Tasted by forcumba on 2/22/2012 & rated 90 points: Definitely still young, but stood up nicely to some spicy food this evening. With Vinturi, lots of red fruit on the nose with the same on the palate. I also got a hint of leather on the nose. The finish smoothed out very nicely after about an hour. (1169 views)
 Tasted by forcumba on 1/24/2012 & rated 91 points: With a decanter and about an hour. Wonderful Washington nose, with nice fruit and good structure. (1011 views)
 Tasted by mreinitz on 1/15/2012 & rated 89 points: Enjoyable. Cherry is the dominant flavor. Tannins aren't quite integrated -- it could use a little more time. (1253 views)
 Tasted by ChateauTourteau on 12/27/2011 & rated 91 points: Opened up nicely. (1224 views)
 Tasted by ChateauTourteau on 12/23/2011 & rated 90 points: Tasted much better after a couple of hours in the decanter. First impression was bad. Opened to nice, round medium bodied bright wine. Lots of red fruit, cherry, red currants. Some spice. Not very complex but very pleasant. (1192 views)
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159
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Red Bordeaux Blend

Read about the grapes used to produce Bordeaux The variety Red Bordeaux Blend in CellarTracker implies any blend using any or all of the five traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. As such, this is used worldwide, whether for wines from Bordeaux, Meritages from California and Canada, some Super-Tuscan wines etc.


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Washington Wine
Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

With 30,000+ acres planted, the state has ideal geography and conditions for growing premium vinifera wine grapes. Primarily grown on their own root stocks, the vines produce grapes of consistent quality, resulting in strong vintages year after year. While its focus is on Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the region also produces a wide range of other spectacular whites and reds.

Winemakers from all over the world have chosen to establish themselves in Washington, where they can create wines reflecting this region's unique characteristics. Their hand-crafted wines are receiving wide acclaim from critics regionally, nationally and internationally for their consistently high quality. Many of them have received scores of 90 and above from the major wine media. Overall this is a higher percentage than other leading wine regions.

As the state's fourth largest fruit crop, the Washington wine industry is an important contributor to the long-term preservation of Washington agriculture. The industry is committed to sustainable agricultural practices and conservation of water resources.
Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

Washington produces more than 20 wine grape varieties - a ratio of 56 percent white to 44 percent red. As the industry matures and experiments, it finds many grape varieties that thrive throughout Washington's microclimates. There are more than 16,000 vineyard acres of red wine varieties statewide.

History & Vintages
Washington's wine future is limitless. As consumers discover the quality of Washington wines, demand continues to grow nationally and internationally. New acreage and wine varietals are being planted and new wineries are opening at a remarkable pace. Washington State is recognized as a premium viticultural region around the world.

State Facts
Washington's wine industry generates more than $3 billion to the state economy. It employs more than 14,000 people, directly and indirectly, with projections to add nearly 2,000 more jobs by 2006. In terms of tax revenues accrued to the state and federal government, wine grapes are among the highest tax generators of any agricultural crops. Furthermore, Washington wine tourism attracts nearly two million visitors annually contributing to the positive growth of local and regional economies.

Washington State - the perfect climate for wine = ideal growing conditions, quality wines, business innovation, lifestyle, and social responsibility. All are key elements of this world-class wine industry.

Columbia Valley

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The Columbia Valley AVA lies mostly in Washington state, with a small section in Oregon. The Cascade Range forms its western boundary with the Palouse regions bordering the area to the east. To the north, the Okanogan National Forest forms a border with the AVA and Canada. It encompasses the valleys formed by the Columbia River and its tributaries, including the Walla Walla River, the Snake River, and the Yakima River. The Columbia valley stretches between the 46th parallel and 47th parallel which puts it in line with the well known French wine growing regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy. The northern latitude gives the areas two more hours of additional daylight during the summer growing season than wine regions of California receive. The volcanic and sandy loam soil of the valley offers good drainage and is poor in nutrients, ideal in forcing the vine to concentrate its resources into the grape clusters.

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