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2009 Efeste Cabernet Sauvignon Big Papa

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • TallMikeWine Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 9, 2018 - Oh, BIG Papa. So big! Just what one wants from a 100% Cab, taken from esteemed vineyards, some of which producing from the oldest vines in the state! Cassis, and all the other black, red, and blue fruits. Cocoa, charcoal, it's all in there. Safe to hold for at least 2-3 more years at this level.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • curtr Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 8, 2017 - Still at peak drinking. Should stay at this level at least through 2019.

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  • curtr Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 10, 2016 - Decanted 1 hr, rich, great depth, in a good place.

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  • oenophilemoose wrote: 93 points

    July 1, 2016 - Decanted one hour. Appealing nose followed by a delicious and somewhat forward and rich palate but extremely well balanced. Outstanding.

  • f22nickell wrote: 91 points

    March 30, 2015 - Bit of a fruit bomb .... Very fruit forward, but decent structure without being over the top. Nose and palate both full of black cherry, cassis, tobacco, earth. Nice, fine tannins. Sweet on the finish.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165 (link)

    (Efeste Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Big Papa Old Block Columbia Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    4/4/2012 (link) ***** points

    (Efeste Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley) This wine will stop you in your tracks. Dark as night, the aromatics are arresting with floral notes, tarragon, black currant, licorice, and abundant mineral notes. A mouthful of a wine that lowers the boom with incredible purity, rich but still restrained fruit flavors and chalky tannins. A Cabernet Sauvignon prototype, this is a big (big) wine that could not be more appropriately named. Give it plenty of time to open up to see its best. Sampled at 60 degrees. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 34% Klipsun, 29% Sagemoor, 20% Bacchus, and 17% Kiona vineyards.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Efeste
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Big Papa
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 189 (37%)
  • Consumed 318 (63%)

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