Luke

Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon

8.889 ratings
9.116 pro ratings
Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, oak and spice. On the palate flavors of fresh fruits, cherry, raspberry and plum with cacao, vanilla, cedar and earthy herb notes. Fine dusty tannins, medium finish ending with juicy fruit, toasty oak and herb spice character. Nice, drinking well now!

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, oak and spice. On the palate flavors of fresh fruits, cherry, raspberry and plum with cacao, vanilla, cedar and earthy herb notes. Fine dusty tannins, medium finish ending with juicy fruit, toasty oak and herb spice character. Nice, drinking well now!

Mar 21st, 2024
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, currant, blackberry, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, currant, blackberry, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Oct 23rd, 2023
Boris Mathiszik

New vintage of one of my house wines. Same solid flavor profile. Same great cab.

New vintage of one of my house wines. Same solid flavor profile. Same great cab.

Aug 7th, 2022
Michael Chelus

Cherry, raspberry, blackberry, plum, vanilla and oak. Medium-bodied and moderate tannins.

Cherry, raspberry, blackberry, plum, vanilla and oak. Medium-bodied and moderate tannins.

Dec 24th, 2021
Boris Mathiszik

Very exciting to try the 18 vintage. Still young but just as good as all the previous years. Beautiful cab, and great value.

Very exciting to try the 18 vintage. Still young but just as good as all the previous years. Beautiful cab, and great value.

Mar 11th, 2021
Boris Mathiszik

After at least 5 vintages of this wine, the trend is clear, Luke is an awesome wine maker producing great wines at great values on the Wahluke slope. Good amount of air needed to bring out the cassis and dark fruit. Grippy tannins, but subtle.

After at least 5 vintages of this wine, the trend is clear, Luke is an awesome wine maker producing great wines at great values on the Wahluke slope. Good amount of air needed to bring out the cassis and dark fruit. Grippy tannins, but subtle.

May 1st, 2020
Nick Davis

Red velvet cupcake

Red velvet cupcake

Mar 1st, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Trying the 15 vintage. Exciting to see it just as good as the 14. Elegant fruit, subtle hints of vanilla and cassis. And second day holds up great - silky and smooth. Rating affirmed 2/17/18 - chose this for the day my detox ends. Revisiting 9/16/18 - rating affirmed, and actually trending higher. Just a beautiful wine all around.

Trying the 15 vintage. Exciting to see it just as good as the 14. Elegant fruit, subtle hints of vanilla and cassis. And second day holds up great - silky and smooth. Rating affirmed 2/17/18 - chose this for the day my detox ends. Revisiting 9/16/18 - rating affirmed, and actually trending higher. Just a beautiful wine all around.

Oct 14th, 2017
Daniel P. Drake

Ok, are we all ready for a great weekend? I think i am starting the weekend off on the right note. Tonight I have opened the 2017 Luke Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Wahluke Slope. This is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. For the price this wine makes a great buy.

On the nose there is cherry, raspberry, blueberry, black cherry, black currant, graphite, sweet tobacco, violet and earth.

On the palate I am getting black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, licorice, black pepper, chocolate and earth.

This is a full bodied wine that is nicely complex with medium + acidity and medium + round sandy tannins that moves wonderfully into a long clean dark fruit finish. I wish everyone a wonderful weekend ahead and please stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Ok, are we all ready for a great weekend? I think i am starting the weekend off on the right note. Tonight I have opened the 2017 Luke Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Wahluke Slope. This is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. For the price this wine makes a great buy.

On the nose there is cherry, raspberry, blueberry, black cherry, black currant, graphite, sweet tobacco, violet and earth.

On the palate I am getting black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, licorice, black pepper, chocolate and earth.

This is a full bodied wine that is nicely complex with medium + acidity and medium + round sandy tannins that moves wonderfully into a long clean dark fruit finish. I wish everyone a wonderful weekend ahead and please stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2020
Boris Mathiszik

Beautiful and powerful nose. Smooth with cassis and red fruit flavors. Long finish. This is one of the best value cabs I have been able to find so far. Wahluke Slope! Even better than the previous excellent vintages.

Beautiful and powerful nose. Smooth with cassis and red fruit flavors. Long finish. This is one of the best value cabs I have been able to find so far. Wahluke Slope! Even better than the previous excellent vintages.

1 person found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2019