Tasting notes: Great dark color, aromas of blackberries, boysenberries, anise seed, and wintergreen. The palate is deep and concentrated, with blackberry liqueur, vanilla, flower pollen, and licorice pastille. The firm structure, deep mid-palate, and structured finish, this wine promises a lot of enjoyment in the future. Drink 2027-2040.
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards: 64% Seven Hills, 36% Pepper Bridge
"The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley comes from the Seven Hills and Pepper Bridge vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley and is a structured tannic, serious wine that will need bottle age. Both black and blue fruits, violets, and leafy herbs define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a concentrated, tannic mouthfeel, and a great finish."
"A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Seven Hills and Pepper Bridge vineyards, this was stored in 60% new French oak before bottling. Freshly tilled soil aromas with dark chocolate shavings, creosote and roasted dates all meld in the glass. The palate is soft and inviting with a pillowy texture. Showing good weight and decadence with its chocolate, black fruits and coffee tones, the is seriously good Washington Cabernet Sauvignon that is already nicely evolved. Drink 2022-2037"
"About ⅔ of the fruit comes from the Seven Hills and ⅓ from the Pepper Bridge vineyards while aging on about 60% new French oak. Medium to dark purple core, with a neon pink rim in the glass, this is another stunning effort from Chris Peterson. Darker and richer than its siblings, with bountiful aromas and flavors of crushed blackberry, cassis, Thai spices, dark chocolate, candied violet, pencil shavings, wet earth, and a hint of eucalyptus - this is going to need a few years in the bottle to come around. Powerfully structured and incredibly tannic with a dark fruit core, it finishes strong and long. Better in 2025."
"Roughly two thirds Seven Hills and one third Pepper Bridge Cab, the wine has an appealing softness on the front palate, accented with a rich range of dried herbs, straw, earth and cinnamon spice. The core fruit runs from strawberry to red plum and cherry. When the tannins kick in it turns astringent, with some highlights of tobacco trailing out. Among the three 2020 Cabs tasted, this is relatively more accessible, but should be decanted. It opened up nicely on the second day. Sold out?"
"100% varietal, this is a blend of Seven Hills (64%) and Pepper Bridge fruit. The aromas are arresting, with notes of cocoa, black cherry, flower, espresso, and dried leaf. A full-bodied, voluminous palate follows, chock full of layers of rich, intense dark fruit flavors that come in waves. It hangs and hangs on the finish."
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