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2012 L'Ecole No. 41 Perigee Estate Seven Hills Vineyard, USA, Washington, Seven Hills, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2012
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$45.00USD

This is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 5% each of Malbec and Petit Verdot.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose is nice with black cherries and spice.  Light tannins.  Deep and complex.  On the palate, black cherries, cherries and some spice.  Nice balance.  Nice finish.  This seems to be about at peak and should drink well for another five to eight years.  A nice match with Lamb Stew. 

2012 L'Ecole No. 41 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Ferguson Vineyard Walla Walla Valley, USA, Washington, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2012
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$70.00USD

This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.  Purple in color with slight ruby swirls.  The nose is interesting with clay, black cherries and cassis.  Full bodied.  On the palate, this is slightly sweet with cassis and cedar.  Nice finish.  Drinking well now.  Drink over the next five to eight years.  A nice match with roasted duck.  

2014 Sineann Cabernet Sauvignon Block One, USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$72.00USD

This is from fruit from the Champoux Vineyard.  Ruby/purple in color, mostly opaque and bright.  Cassis, graphite, slight burnt rubber and a hint of volatile acidity on the nose.  Full bodied.  Nice texture.  On the palate, cassis with some cedar.  Deep and complex.  Medium tannins.  Long finish.  This is showing well and pretty close to peak.  No hurry though.  Drink over the next ten to twelve years.  Better with food.  This would work well with Beef Wellington.  

1995 Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Dedication Series #15, USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Wine Review

Vintage: 
1995
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+

Nice trying this wine at age 27.  While past prime, this still has something to offer.  Purple/ruby in color, flat and mostly opaque.  The nose has sandalwood, cherries and dried cherries.  Medium  bodied.  Good acidity.  On the palate, tasting a bit tired with dried cherries, but also some fresh cherries.  Moderate finish.  Certainly enjoyable but drink up.  Nice with chili or a stew.  

2014 Sineann Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Baby Poux Vineyard, USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

The names stems from the original release of this wine back in the mid-90's.  The vines used were from one of the younger blocks in the famous Champoux vineyard.  Now the vines are over twenty years old and this wine is from the best barrels of the wine.  An excellent value in Washington state Cabernet.  Ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose has black cherries, spice, and slight cedar.  Full bodied.  On the palate, black cherries, spice and slight graphite note.  Good balance.  Nice depth.  Medium tannins.  Nice finish.  This is drinking well now and should continue to drink well for a

2016 Quilceda Creek CVR Columbia Valley, USA, Washington, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$65.00USD

This is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot.  Ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose is dusty with cherries, and cedar.  Full bodied.  Medium tannins.  On the palate, this has nice depth.  Black cherry fruit with slight spice.  Good finish.  Drinking well now and should drink well for another eight to twelve years.  Nice on its own, this will work nicely with lamb chops. 

2016 Force Majeure Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, Washington, Red Mountain, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$140.00USD

Purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is big with blueberries, cassis, char and slight spice.  Deep  Full bodied.  Complex.  On the palate cassis, slight blueberries, coffee and char.  Medium tannins.  Good balance.  Nice finish.  This is drinking well on its own and should continue for another twelve to fifteen years.  Nice on its own, this will work nice with grilled meats and veggies.  

2010 Jean-Louis Chavy Puligny-Montrachet, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2010
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

This wine is in a beautiful place right now.  Medium gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has grapefruit, slight orange peel, with a slight touch or caramel.  Full bodied.  Complex.  On the palate, quince with slight grapefruit.  Good acidity.  Long finish. This is great on its own and would be excellent with shellfish.  Though it will last long, drink in the next few years to catch at peak.  

2018 M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Blanc, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$13.00USD

This white is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Macabeu, Vermentino and Marsanne. Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with floral notes in addition to limes, and quince.  Viscous texture.  On the palate, green apples and some citrus.  Nice finish.  Overall, an easy drinking wine that provides nice value.  

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