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Passing Time Winery

2020 Columbia Valley Red Wine 


This wine features a brilliant nose of blackberry compote, boysenberry reduction, mountain flowers, cigar box, vanilla bean, and crushed herbs on the nose.  The palate is perhaps the most concentrated and complete yet for this wine, with deep dark black currant, plum, violet, savory herbs, licorice root, and mocha powder.  Due to its top fruit pedigree and heavy Cabernet component, this wine should age very well.  Drink 2024-2040

Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot

Aging: Aged 22 months in 50% new French oak

Vineyards: 37% Discovery, 20% Klipsun, 15% Seven Hills, 13% Wallula, 8% Heart of the Hill, 7% Champoux

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck 

"The 2020 Columbia Valley Red Wine comes from a mix of sites and is 93% Cabernet and 7% Merlot. A gorgeous wine, it offers up-front red, blue, and black fruits as well as some smoky tobacco, scorched earth, and graphite notes. These carry to a full-bodied, round, plush red with ripe tannins, a terrific sense of freshness, and outstanding length. I'd happily drink a bottle any time over the coming decade."

94 Points - Northwest Wine Report (Sean Sullivan)

"This is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot, with fruit coming from Discovery (37%), Klipsun (20%), Seven Hills (15%), Wallula (13%), Heart of the Hill (8%), and Champoux vineyards. Fresh herb, cocoa, black cherry, vanilla bean, flower, licorice, coffee, and scorched earth aromas lead to bountiful, seamless dark fruit flavors, speckled with chocolate and cocoa accents. Firm tannic structure backs it all up, with plenty of freshness keeping it all vivid. An extended finish caps it off. It’s shockingly good. Enjoy from 2025 to 2036. Decant if drinking in the near term. Whenever you open it, enjoy a front row seat of the beauty of Washington wine."

94 Points - International Wine Report

"Vibrant deep ruby-purple cored with a light fuschia rim, it sports blackcurrant, dried eucalyptus, dried flowers, and a touch of earth all emerge on this full-bodied, chewy, and mouthwatering wine.  Drink now or over the next 8 years.  2023-2031."

93 Points - Owen Bargreen

"Dense, chewy and loaded with rich black fruit flavors, the 2020 Columbia Valley’ Red Wine by Passing Time is a serious value from this challenging vintage. Mostly coming from the Discovery, Klipsun and Seven Hills Vineyards, this nearly all Cabernet Sauvignon wine (7% Merlot blended in) displays mocha, tar and violets on the nose with shades of menthol. The palate is smooth and medium to full-bodied with a soft texture. Copious minerals combine with the deep core of dark fruits and hints of creosote. Really good now, this will continue to evolve over the next five plus years. No reason to wait! Drink 2023-2028"



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