Red

2010 Rasa Vineyards Creative Impulse DuBrul Vineyard

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Yakima Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • recotte Likes this wine:

    May 25, 2019 - PnP, consumed over two hours. Absolutely delicious on initial pour, this continued to get better throughout its short life. No signs of fading, no reason to think it won’t continue to sing for another 10+ years. Oddly paired well with miso sea bass. There are better pairings, to be sure, but this didn’t suck.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • RPerro Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 9, 2019 - Decanted 1 hour. Beautifully aged blend with tertiary flavors and aromas starting to show. Cassis, black plum, fig, forest floor/loam, and a light vanilla hint on the long finish. Outstanding wine, and the best of the night. Paired with short ribs and sweet potatoes. Drink now - 2025.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Sourdough Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 21, 2018 - Lovely cooler weather cab. Smooth, smooth, smooth. Moderately dark color. Lovely nose. Great mouth feel. Dark fruit flavors and tea leaf. Good but not long finish.

  • DrBad Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 4, 2018 - July 4th we decided to drink this because it had the most fireworks like label. Identified some sage only after looking up WS review for some help on what we were noticing. Went to our garden to sample some sage to compare but ours smelled more like anise, go figure. We're sticking with sage for the Rasa. Nice fruits and medium tannins. Very drinkable.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    May 4, 2018 - Hommage a DryCab - Washington Wines release; 5/3/2018-5/5/2018 (Various spots in Walla Walla): Part of a Creative Impulse vertical. Of all of the wines this one might be built the most for age. There's a good tannic structure to it. Bright fruit. Get a bit of tea leaves. Bright fruits. Nicely done.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2013, IWC Issue #171 (link)

    (Rasa Vineyards Creative Impulse Dubrul Vineyard Yakima Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    12/5/2013 (link) **** 1/2 points

    (Rasa Vineyards Creative Impulse Red Wine Yakima Valley) Draws you into the glass with cassis, herbs, chocolate box, and savory notes. The palate is all about elegance with deft fruit flavors and fine grained tannins, lingering effortlessly on the finish. 67.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32.5% Merlot. DuBrul Vineyard. Aged 28 months in French oak (60% new). 14.2% alcohol. 240 cases produced.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rasa Vineyards
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Creative Impulse
  • Vineyard DuBrul Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Yakima Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 326 (68%)
  • Consumed 149 (31%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

short ribs, sweet potatoes

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