7th Heaven

Canoe Ridge Vineyard

Reserve Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

#AgedWineTuesday.


This 10 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State is a nice surprise. Doesn't show its age at all, at this point.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate and good with food.

After a couple of hours of airtime it shows, red and black fruits with earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, bell pepper, vegetables, herbs, graphite and black coffee.

Nice finish with round tannins and tangy pomegranates.

Wine Enthusiasts 87 Points.

A little off balance, but has nice structure with a nice mouthfeel.

I've had it before, but at a younger age. Now it feels like a California Merlot, actually. Very interesting to try these kind of wines.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Aged in French oak barrels (30% new).

13.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$22.
— 10 days ago

Dawn, Daniel and 14 others liked this

J.Albin Winery

The Benches Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Welll aged -

Clean nose with hints of cacao.
On the palette, Cacao, green pepper, prune, dark,dark chocolate. Bitter yet highly enjoyable, and addictive. Oregon?
I would have thought this SA.
Keep Calm and drink on !
Only a little time now before we are all out and about again. 🍷
— a month ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Agreed! Keep calm and drink on!🍷

Passing Time

Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Nice wine. Definitely bring it up to room temp. Took a bit to come in to its own but once it did, wow. Wasn’t my husband’s favorite but I really liked it. — 11 days ago

Paul, Neil and 1 other liked this

Fidélitas

Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Pop and pour. On the nose: clove, cinnamon, muddled strawberry, blackberries and sugar. On the palate: at first, ok acidity, and not so well-delineated flavors; burnt sugar, then acidity picks up, and the palate is clearer: blackberry and blueberry, clove, and then a wall of finely grained tannin..the finish is a little too staccato, but good energy after the wall of tannin fades a bit, and good length. Still, very tasty! — a month ago

Jason, Bob and 7 others liked this

W.T. Vintners

Gorgeous Destiny Ridge Vineyard Syrah 2015

Drinking fabulous right now. Had with Kalua pork and it was a pretty decent pairing. — 25 days ago

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Domaine Pouillon

Horse Heaven Hills Mourvedre 2017

Cherry, currant, cranberry, bacon fat, mossy earth and oak. Light-bodied and moderate tannins. — 8 days ago

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Red Car

Heaven & Earth Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

Paul K
9.1

Nose is floral, earth, and graphite.
Palate is cherry, strawberry, raspberry, and cranberry.
Bright acidity and good tannins throughout.
Dig this wine. First I had heard of it. My wine guy gave me a bottle to try. He’s like a heroin dealer. He knows I’ll buy the rest of the case.
— 18 days ago

Jason, Paul and 16 others liked this

Alexandria Nicole

Destiny Ridge Vineyards Reserve Viognier 2014

Diesely nose. Malic apple-pear leads to almost coconut and then maybe starfruit? Sweet start, tart finish. Viscous mouthfeel with a fizzy acidity. — 16 days ago

Andrew Will

Sorella Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Two hour decant. Deep garnet color. Smoky oak on the nose. Slightly tart yet juicy blackberry, blueberry, oak, well integrated tannins, full mouthfeel, opens up to a silky mouthfeel, long finish. — 21 days ago

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