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Community Tasting Notes (40) Avg Score: 94.6 points

  • PnP at cellar temp- rich purple fruits, tobacco and cedar on the nose.

    Blueberries, black pepper and tobacco in the mouth. 12 year old tannins are mostly resolved and the acid is on point. The wood makes its presence known texturally on the finish while also adding a little secondary flavors to the mostly smooth and ripe fruit.

    Composed and drinking well over a couple of hours. Seems to be just entering the smooth and polished phase... Drink now and hold depending on your preferences.

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  • Popped the cork and let the bottle breathe for 3 hours. Nose of red fruits and some medicinal alcohol, not really strong. No problem with alcohol on the palate - a mighty blast of red to purple fruit seamlessly moving toward a finish of white pepper and tar. A comparatively simple thing - I sat for a long time trying to tease more details out, but for me that's pretty much it. Time goes by and youi're having fun, really a delicious wine.

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  • The QPR isn't great but the wine is very decent.
    In the glass it shows some bricking.
    The nose is very nice with complex spice and fruit, sweet tobacco, a warmth and complexity I enjoy.
    Palate is warm and smooth, rich with nice complexity. A little heat on the finish doesn't really detract.

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  • Drank this beside a 2010 Pomerol. Very comparable and classy wine. Same on day two with little to no degradation. Long time ahead for this wine. Will hold my last bottle as long as possible.

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  • Terrific bottle. 2 hour decant and it continued to improve, suggesting longevity ahead. Layered fruit, refined tannins. The whole package.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Rasa Vineyards Creative Impulse Dubrul Vineyard Yakima Valley) Login and sign up and see review text.

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  • By Sean Sullivan
    7/20/2011, (See more on Washington Wine Report...) ***** points

    (Rasa Vineyards Creative Impulse Red Wine Yakima Valley) A compelling wine with earth, dark, dark cherry, chocolate, and herbal notes. On the palate a beautiful display of richness and power, structure and delicacy. An extremely long finish. Only continues to pick up steam after days of being open. 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot. Aged 30 months in French oak (60% new). 15.1% alcohol. 140 cases produced.

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