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Community Tasting Notes (8) Avg Score: 90.5 points

  • Wow! I was certain this would've tipped over into the exhausted column a couple of years ago, but now I wish I had one more to try in a couple more years. Fruit is bright, tannins very nicely integrated, coffee and bitter chocolate preceding a long plummy/blackberry finish.

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  • This blend is drinking very nicely. Wish I had a few more. Big, rich, full and balanced.

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  • Very ripe and balanced without noticieable acidity. Mature fruit.

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  • 70% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot.
    Consumed across two days. On the first night this was bright but showing a lot of volatile acidity on the nose. Lots of chunky fruit and good freshness on the palate. I drank 1/3 of the bottle and left the remainder overnight.
    DAY 2: Mmm, rotisserie chicken with roasted root veg tossed with spinach, balsamic, caramelized leeks and toasted hazelnuts. Yummy! The Cadence was singing this time. Much less volatility on the nose with fruit components rising to meet it. Mostly perfume and violets now. The palate is juicy and tannic, quite chunky in the Cadence style. Kilpsun is always a bit angular as well, although this wine on release was a plush baby. Now it has shed the baby fat and shows firm tannins on a frame of vibrant acidity. Tart fruit character, mostly red fruit on the front of the palate in that Washington Merlot way. Tart but enjoyable. I like that the mid palate shows a little smoke and meat, maybe a hint of that odd 7% Syrah thrown into the blend? It helps. A nice wine. Not a world beater, but for $29 this shows love and attention and is enjoyable.

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  • Ruby red in color with deep color intensity. Cedar notes, with flowers, and black fruits. A spicy, black cherry mouth, lots of acidity, nicely balanced

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2004, IWC Issue #117, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Cadence Winery Red Wine Klipsun Vineyard Red Mountain) Subscribe to see review text.

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