2009 Fjellene West Fork

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2019 (Edit)
CT89.8 15 reviews
Label borrowed from 2010
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • aces219 Likes this wine:

    May 8, 2016 - Dark and brooding, as someone said. Not getting much on the nose. Typical big bold WA cab-led blend. I wish for a longer finish and more body. But quite nice.

  • hcnate wrote: 88 points

    August 15, 2015 - Dark and brooding wine. Mighty fine notes of berries. I do wish it had just a bit more body to it.

  • ChipGreen wrote:

    August 5, 2015 - Drank over several days, vacu-vin'd in-between. Improved each day, really singing on day 4. No sediment. Dark cherry, plum, cassis, spice & sweet oak. Moderate, velvety tannins. Body is somewhat thin & it drinks a little hot, otherwise very enjoyable.

  • manny651 Likes this wine: 88 points

    July 20, 2015 - very good

  • JasonG Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 1, 2015 - Noticeably improved over the last 6 months. Dark ruby red with traces of magenta. Dark stone fruit nose, complex, but still cool and flinty, no jam. Love the herbs and restrained dill as well. Taste is coating and dense but sharp with balanced acidity. Edges of green and maybe hints of bell pepper, but only to remind: these are the true characteristics of well made Cabernet. Finish is long, lasting, spicy, good sign of expert blending. The heat that used to be on the finish is gone. Will miss this winery, such a shame it closed.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fjellene
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation West Fork
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 28 (29%)
  • Consumed 68 (71%)

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