The Figgins Estate Vineyard is a high elevation site in the Walla Walla Valley, planted to Bordeaux varietals. The Estate Proprietary Red utilizes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot and was aged for 22 months in largely new French oak prior to bottling. Needing more than an hour decant, the wine slowly releases bright red cherry, dill, sandalwood, and black tea aromatics that build in the glass. The palate is silky smooth, delivering a nice combination of red and dark fruits with black tea, anise and smoky undertones shining through as well. Bright and flavorful, this excellent effort will cellar marvelously for the next fifteen to twenty years. Drink 2019-2035- 93 — a day ago
This is the 2013 Tertulia Estate Reserve Excelsior (Walla Walla Valley). It’s 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot. And it’s delicious. Ripe cassis and plummy fruit, ashy, stony minerality, and a hint of eucalyptus. Soft, rich, and ripe, but with really nice balance. Only 13.5% abv. Purchased at the winery in May 2018. — 19 days ago
The 2017 Figgins Family Wines Riesling is a fantastic bottling from winemaker Chris Figgins. and is truly one of the best of its kind in the state. Showing off a golden hue, this begins with lovely petrol aromatics along with white flowers, honeydew melon and candied pineapple coming through in the glass. On the palate this delivers vibrant minerality backed by flavors of white peach, lemongrass, roasted pineapple and hints of smoky undertones which complete this complex and delicious Riesling. Drink 2019-2029-94 — a day ago
I wasn't really sure what I was expecting with this one. But I don't think I was expecting it to show this well. This combination of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 1% Petit verdot beat the Uriah out by approximately one and a half points. This is not going to get any better with more bottle age. This wine is right at the top. Drinking very well. A little bit of glycerin on the front with some chocolate-covered black cherries and almonds on the front. The middle of this wine gains a touch of worn saddle leather, and this is where a hint of black pepper starts to creep in. This wine is still tannic on the finish. I actually think this one might improve with another year or two of age. Very surprised. Will seek out current vintages of this one. — 19 days ago
Great wine. Everything you want in a fine Cabernet. Very restrained for a Walla Walla wine. More like a Bordeaux.
First time I have seen in New Jersey. $90 at Canal’s on 70 in Marlton. — 3 days ago
Best wine to drink on our last night in paradise. Nice balance of darker fruit and acidity, some spices as well. Perfect drinking time. Really nice wine. — 5 days ago
The oldest Cayuse I’ve had thanks to @Steve Anderson and an interesting comparison to what I’m used to from this house. The nose had none of the fox fur funk that I’m conditioned to expect; likewise no black olive tapenade in the taste profile. That being said, I thought it showed really well. Depth, balance and still some marked residual power. A fun chance to see what Cayuse is at age 20. — 2 months ago
have been holding on to this one for a while. It was first stored in a 50 bottle chiller before it was removed and stored in a cellar around 60 degrees. This one is definitely not too far over the hill. Maybe a year or so. That being said, with proper storage I see this one could probably go another five to seven years. Lots of black cherry on the front. Medium-plus bodied. The finish of this wine is quite enjoyable with a little sweet cedar tannin. This wins the award of wine of the day when considering wines that I thought were completely done. The 2007 Silver Oak Alexander valley beat it out by at least two to 3 points. — 19 days ago
3rd course - Hedy’s Green Bean Salad with a creamy mustard dressing topped with a Hazelnuts. So delicious!
Paired beautifully with the 2014 Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Franc from Walla Walla. Gramercy Cellar is made by two Sommelier’s with one being a Master Somm and or Master of Wine.
Checkout Hedy’s Pop Up Dinner business @Plate&Bottle on Facebook. — 12 days ago
I had pretty modest expectations and this one frankly shocked me at how good it turned out to be. Right off the bat, luscious blackberry, smooth tannins and surprising complexity and length for a $25 Cab, and for which I paid less. This could easily become a house wine. Lucy approves! — 23 days ago