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Wallula Vineyard Andreas Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2015 ‘Andreas’ is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine, sourced from the Wallula Vineyard and made by superstar winemaker Giles Nicault. The wine was aged for thirty months in French oak (90% new) prior to bottling. Needing more than an hour in the decanter to be fully expressive, this wine awakens to black raspberry cordial, coffee ground and black tea aromas that impress. Silky smooth, the soft mouthfeel is excellent. The palate shows good richness with mocha, Creme de cassis, anise and red bell pepper flavors with hints of white pepper. Showing more restraint than the 2014 ‘Andreas’ this is a terrific effort in this warm vintage. Drink 2020-2035- 93

The 2015 ‘Andreas’ is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine, sourced from the Wallula Vineyard and made by superstar winemaker Giles Nicault. The wine was aged for thirty months in French oak (90% new) prior to bottling. Needing more than an hour in the decanter to be fully expressive, this wine awakens to black raspberry cordial, coffee ground and black tea aromas that impress. Silky smooth, the soft mouthfeel is excellent. The palate shows good richness with mocha, Creme de cassis, anise and red bell pepper flavors with hints of white pepper. Showing more restraint than the 2014 ‘Andreas’ this is a terrific effort in this warm vintage. Drink 2020-2035- 93

Apr 4th, 2019