Figgins

Estate Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.2308 ratings
9.254 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 Figgins Red Wine is a stunning new bottling by superstar winemaker Chris Figgins. On the nose you can really smell the Petit Verdot undertones as this shows off gorgeous blackberry compote with blueberry pie, sagebrush and green pell pepper aromas that all build marvelously in the glass. The palate is gorgeous, showing a silky texture and wonderful sense of minerality. A bright beam of salinity runs through this beautiful wine, slowly unveiling bright black cherry and Turkish coffee flavors that collide with blueberry pie and Chinese black tea flavors. Polished and layered, this is seriously good in its youth but it will evolve well for decades to come. Drink 2020-2040- 95

The 2016 Figgins Red Wine is a stunning new bottling by superstar winemaker Chris Figgins. On the nose you can really smell the Petit Verdot undertones as this shows off gorgeous blackberry compote with blueberry pie, sagebrush and green pell pepper aromas that all build marvelously in the glass. The palate is gorgeous, showing a silky texture and wonderful sense of minerality. A bright beam of salinity runs through this beautiful wine, slowly unveiling bright black cherry and Turkish coffee flavors that collide with blueberry pie and Chinese black tea flavors. Polished and layered, this is seriously good in its youth but it will evolve well for decades to come. Drink 2020-2040- 95

Oct 25th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 Figgins Red Wine is a stunning new bottling by superstar winemaker Chris Figgins. On the nose you can really smell the Petit Verdot undertones as this shows off gorgeous blackberry compote with blueberry pie, sagebrush and green pell pepper aromas that all build marvelously in the glass. The palate is gorgeous, showing a silky texture and wonderful sense of minerality. A bright beam of salinity runs through this beautiful wine, slowly unveiling bright black cherry and Turkish coffee flavors that collide with blueberry pie and Chinese black tea flavors. Polished and layered, this is seriously good in its youth but it will evolve well for decades to come. Drink 2020-2040- 95

The 2016 Figgins Red Wine is a stunning new bottling by superstar winemaker Chris Figgins. On the nose you can really smell the Petit Verdot undertones as this shows off gorgeous blackberry compote with blueberry pie, sagebrush and green pell pepper aromas that all build marvelously in the glass. The palate is gorgeous, showing a silky texture and wonderful sense of minerality. A bright beam of salinity runs through this beautiful wine, slowly unveiling bright black cherry and Turkish coffee flavors that collide with blueberry pie and Chinese black tea flavors. Polished and layered, this is seriously good in its youth but it will evolve well for decades to come. Drink 2020-2040- 95

Oct 8th, 2019
Justin Hart

Yum!

Yum!

Jul 14th, 2019
Shawn R

A second day wine...still a little disjointed.

A second day wine...still a little disjointed.

Jun 4th, 2019
Shawn R

Just can’t get over the tannic structure of this wine. Not sure there is enough time to resolve the tannins.

Just can’t get over the tannic structure of this wine. Not sure there is enough time to resolve the tannins.

Apr 17th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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

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

Feb 19th, 2019
Eric Hwang

Seemed better than the '09. Cedar and tobacco aromas. Dark cherry, plums, and licorice. Great structure with good acidity and firm tannins.

Seemed better than the '09. Cedar and tobacco aromas. Dark cherry, plums, and licorice. Great structure with good acidity and firm tannins.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Didn't get to taste this last night; too many great wines. A little hair o'the dog this morning. Tight and brambly nose with a hint of eucalyptus, a palate of red fruits and loads of acidity, but with enough finesse to bring it all together. Smooth tannins and a bit of herbs on the long finish. Worth the price? Hmm.

Didn't get to taste this last night; too many great wines. A little hair o'the dog this morning. Tight and brambly nose with a hint of eucalyptus, a palate of red fruits and loads of acidity, but with enough finesse to bring it all together. Smooth tannins and a bit of herbs on the long finish. Worth the price? Hmm.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2015
Ashley Leal

YUM

1 person found it helpfulAug 20th, 2014
Patrick Derdeyn

Everything I love about WA wine is here. Great bdx blend still fresh and fruit forward at this early stage, but has some earthy notes are peaking in the background before the tannic finish. This will be awesome in a few years.

Everything I love about WA wine is here. Great bdx blend still fresh and fruit forward at this early stage, but has some earthy notes are peaking in the background before the tannic finish. This will be awesome in a few years.

May 15th, 2017