Canvasback Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
James Suckling: "Quite complex yet contained aromas of cassis, mulberries, leaves and bracken here, leading to a palate that has a smooth, sleek and softly approachable feel. Fresh dark berries sit in gentle tannins. A blend of 88% cabernet sauvignon, 8% merlot, 2% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc. Drink over the next six years." Apr 2019
Winery: "This fragrant wine begins with alluring aromas of blackberry, plum and mountain huckleberry intermingled with brighter notes of Bing cherry and ripe wild strawberry. As it evolves in the glass, layers of anise and sarsaparilla are revealed, alongside hints of caramel and espresso from barrel aging. On the palate, the entry is supple, weighty and rounded, with deliciously ripe tannins and juicy acidity coming together to create a classically structured Cabernet. Underscoring its lush character and fruit intensity is a lovely freshness that carries the wine to a bright, lingering finish."
|Varietal:||87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc
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|Aging:||18 months in barrel 99% French oak, 1% American 40% new, 60% neutral
|Region:||Red Mountain, Washington