Sleight Of Hand Cellars

The Illusionist Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1111 ratings
9.215 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Wendy Haas

Fabulous!!!

Fabulous!!!

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2014
Jaime Nephew

Good stuff!

Good stuff!

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2014
Adrian Bryksa

Blogger YYCWine.com, Contributor Culinaire

8.7

Juicy blue and black berry. Tweaky acidity, still a baby. Leaner than the nose indicates.

Juicy blue and black berry. Tweaky acidity, still a baby. Leaner than the nose indicates.

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2013
RD Bundschuh

This wine was excellent right when opened. 5% Petit Verdot. Tobacco leaf, blueberries, vanilla, coffee bean.

This wine was excellent right when opened. 5% Petit Verdot. Tobacco leaf, blueberries, vanilla, coffee bean.

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2013
Rafael Landestoy

Unbelievable wine!

Unbelievable wine!

1 person found it helpfulJun 13th, 2013
Daron Watson

extremely expressive nose of dark berry compote, melted chocolate, smoke & eucalyptus with an easy delivery on the palate

extremely expressive nose of dark berry compote, melted chocolate, smoke & eucalyptus with an easy delivery on the palate

May 2nd, 2017
Christopher Stadler

Big blackcurrant, mint, basil. Big fruit, med acid, subtle tannin. Great finish. Really well balanced.

Big blackcurrant, mint, basil. Big fruit, med acid, subtle tannin. Great finish. Really well balanced.

Sep 22nd, 2016
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.3

Another amazing red! Soft, yet it just keeps kicking. Last time I had one like this it was over $100. It was the Shafer Reserve Cab. 2010.

Another amazing red! Soft, yet it just keeps kicking. Last time I had one like this it was over $100. It was the Shafer Reserve Cab. 2010.

Sep 24th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

10

96 CS 4 pv only 575 cases produced a blend of 4 different vineyard sites. A very big bouquet of dark currant dark cherry fruit sweet tobacco spice and bitter chocolate and sandlewood very big and chewy with layers of dark cherry fruit thick and chewy with layers of dark spices fresh plowed earth and a firm hand of acidity through the finish. Finish 50+ most excellent +

96 CS 4 pv only 575 cases produced a blend of 4 different vineyard sites. A very big bouquet of dark currant dark cherry fruit sweet tobacco spice and bitter chocolate and sandlewood very big and chewy with layers of dark cherry fruit thick and chewy with layers of dark spices fresh plowed earth and a firm hand of acidity through the finish. Finish 50+ most excellent +

Aug 11th, 2014
Dave Wood

A decade old and this bottle was just singing tasty. Still a few more years before a decline but well integrated and smooth around the edges. Dark black and blue fruits. Spice a little vanilla note. Very good.

A decade old and this bottle was just singing tasty. Still a few more years before a decline but well integrated and smooth around the edges. Dark black and blue fruits. Spice a little vanilla note. Very good.

Feb 11th, 2018