Alexandria Nicole

Quarry Butte Destiny Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.062 ratings
8.910 pro ratings
Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Martin Redmond

Aromatic with red and blue fruit, sarsaparilla smoke and a hint of violet aromas. On the palate it's light bodied, lean, fresh and slightly tannic with red cherry, blueberry and a bit of blackberry flavors. Approachable now. I think would benefit from a couple of more years in the bottle.

Aromatic with red and blue fruit, sarsaparilla smoke and a hint of violet aromas. On the palate it's light bodied, lean, fresh and slightly tannic with red cherry, blueberry and a bit of blackberry flavors. Approachable now. I think would benefit from a couple of more years in the bottle.

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2016
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.7

Brilliant ruby-purple with glints of fuchsia. A fragrance of purple iris, blueberries, and salted earth leads to a lean and juicy palate. There are both red and blue fruits here, a top note of birch and sassafras, with ample acidity and supple tannins. Nice now, but would be better with a year or two of bottle age to polish its sharp edges. 14.5% abv |  $25 (sample) 

Brilliant ruby-purple with glints of fuchsia. A fragrance of purple iris, blueberries, and salted earth leads to a lean and juicy palate. There are both red and blue fruits here, a top note of birch and sassafras, with ample acidity and supple tannins. Nice now, but would be better with a year or two of bottle age to polish its sharp edges. 14.5% abv |  $25 (sample) 

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2015
John Lenart

Baked red fruit. Extracted, too high alcohol. Possibly heat damaged.

Baked red fruit. Extracted, too high alcohol. Possibly heat damaged.

Jul 2nd, 2016
Brad Hemmer

Nice blend. Fire pit, light smoke, blueberry, raspberry, black cherry.

Nice blend. Fire pit, light smoke, blueberry, raspberry, black cherry.

Jun 4th, 2015
Jack Colby W

Nice WAwine blend,

Nice WAwine blend,

Nov 21st, 2014
Sue Mohle

Huge , chewy

Huge , chewy

Sep 12th, 2014
Michelle Byer

Really like this one

Really like this one

Sep 14th, 2016
Andrew Willingham

Red fruits, some cherries, gravel. Not much here.

Red fruits, some cherries, gravel. Not much here.

Mar 10th, 2016
Lisa Chung

Oh my, yum. Easily one of my favorite reds from Alexandria Nicole!

Oh my, yum. Easily one of my favorite reds from Alexandria Nicole!

Feb 7th, 2016
Mark Dowling

A friendly Washington cab.

A friendly Washington cab.

Nov 28th, 2015