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2015 Kevin White Winery Heritage DuBrul Vineyard

Red Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Yakima Valley
Drink between 2019 - 2027 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • Nswalls Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 25, 2022 - Another tremendous wine fr

  • ibglowin Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 22, 2022 - This was amazing. Wish I would have snagged a couple more bottles.

  • SpinnerDan Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 25, 2022 - In 2018 I drank my first bottle of 2015 DuBrul Vineyard Heritage and was super impressed (see my note below). I must have made it back to the winery in time because I just cracked open another bottle and continue to be impressed.

    The nose is fantastic. The years on this bottle have aged very well so the flavors are nondistinct and well balanced (at least according to my amateur palate). Still soft tannins that continue to hold structure (though softening some). There’s an earthy tinge to the ruby red color.

    My wife, who usually drinks one glass over a full evening, pretty much pounded it over dinner and came back for seconds saying, “oooh this tastes expensive!” That alone justifies a strong score.

    Im not an expert but for those cellaring, I’d probably during this in the next 2-4 years but if you have multiple bottles, definitely try one now and form your own opinion.

  • Brian Glas wrote: 92 points

    December 6, 2020 - Tasted after 1 hour of air. Dark ruby color. Deep red fruits. Medium plus acid provides grip. Good persistence. Nice finish.

  • tjross Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 30, 2019 - A bit of a 2015 Washington “right bank” tasting between the Betz Clos de Betz and Kevin White Heritage. Both double decanted. The short of it: The Betz is the better wine, but the Kevin White is more approachable and by far the better QPR.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Focus on Washington: The New Normal (Nov 2018), 11/1/2018 (link)

    (Kevin White Winery Heritage Dubrul Vineyard Washington Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By James Suckling
    3/16/2018 (link)

    (Kevin White Winery Yakima Valley Heritage Dubrul Vineyard, Red, United States) Subscribe to see review text.

Full Pull

  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Kevin White, 3/16/2018

    (Kevin White Winery Heritage DuBrul Vineyard) Hello friends. In the beginning, Kevin White would release his wines once a year to great buzz and excitement. We’d offer his ridiculously excellent La Fraternite and En Hommage, immediately sell out, and set the clock 365 days forward. Starting in 2016, Kevin inaugurated a second release, offering one well-priced gateway-drug wine and one rare single-vineyard gem. So now, about 182½ days after the first release of the year, we offer his ridiculously excellent Red Wine and Heritage, immediately sell out, set the clock roughly 182½ days forward, and the cycle continues. Today is that day:Heritage is an unusual wine for Kevin, who has become known as a Rhone specialist. This wine is squarely Bordeaux, a blend of Merlot (58%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (42%), raised in French oak (some new, some used) for about two years. How does a Rhone guy dip his toe into Bordeaux? It seems like Kevin could not resist the siren call of DuBrul Vineyard, one of the finest sites in the state. After all, a bottle of wine from DuBrul and an eventual visit to the vineyard are parts of the winery’s origin story, as richly recounted by Sean Sullivan in an old posting on Washington Wine Report. And to further quote Mr. Sullivan, you may also remember what he wrote about the wine’s debut in 2013 for Seattle Met Magazine: DuBrul Vineyard in the Yakima Valley has long established itself as one of Washington’s top sites. It’s the estate vineyard for Cote Bonneville, which consistently puts wines in our annual Top 100 Washington wines list, and is also the fruit source for a number of other high-end Washington producers, such as Owen Roe and Rasa Vineyards. As DuBrul Vineyard wines have garnered acclaim and high scores, the cost of the wines have inevitably crept up, with most coming in somewhere between $50 and $100. That’s part of what makes this [Kevin White’s Heritage] so exciting. It comes from the same vineyard but comes in at a more than reasonable $35—and it’s every bit as good. Sean’s totally right. As DuBrul’s reputation has grown, so too have prices, and it has become more and more difficult to source wines from this outstanding vineyard. The only other DuBrul wine we offer with any regularity is Rasa’s Creative Impulse, and that one generally goes for about a hundred bucks. This vintage immediately blasts out of the glass with fruit and florals: bright cherry, moody cassis, wild roses, and crushed violet. It’s a exuberant nose, lifted and attractive. In the mouth, the silky, polished texture provides just-right framing for those continuing notes from the nose, as well as a spicy acidity. This is a complicated, pleasurable wine; a fine introduction to an important, difficult-to-source Washington vineyard, from one of the most exciting winemakers in our state. For those keeping score, the listed alcohol is 14.5%.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kevin White Winery
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Heritage
  • Vineyard DuBrul Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Yakima Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 152 (53%)
  • Consumed 133 (47%)

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