A bit of a bruiser. muddled nose of dark fruit, cocoa, and hint of vanilla. Palate has blueberries, dark fruit, black currant, tobacco, and dark chocolate flavors along with plenty of spicy oak that forms the overall experience. Medium length finish, medium complexity, but still, a muddled melange. Not my cup of tea.
Opened a bottle in memoriam. The only way I can describe the nose is to say BBQed raspberries - smoke and red fruit, and it's a wonderful nose. The palate, deep dark red fruit, strawberries, meat and smoke. long finish with a very slight touch of heat, but overall extremely well balanced. Fantastic wine.
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(Dunham Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon XV Columbia Valley) An aromatic wine with spice box, cocoa, and red fruit. The palate has broad, restrained fruit flavors and is made in a refined style with enough tannins to lay down in the cellar for years to come. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Lewis, Phinny Hill, Wallula, and Double Canyon vineyards. Aged in French and American oak (65% new). 13.8% alcohol. 1,406 cases produced.
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