92 Pts Wine Spectator
"Polished, focused and generous with its clearly articulated currant, plum and savory herb flavors, coursing smoothly through the refined finish. Drink now through 2017. 640 cases made." -92 points Wine Spectator
"Intense dark red. Elegant fragrance of dust, marzipan, red plum, black currant, spice, licorice and dried herb. Polished, complex palate of red & black fruits, bitter almond, herb, black licorice and sweet spice. Smooth, bright, lengthy finish."
"Aged exclusively in French oak, approximately 40% new, the profile is round with notes of clove and nutmeg. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon with great varietal character and a smooth lengthy finish. Historically these wines will show well for a decade or more, this vintage will age beautifully over the next 8-15 years. A collectable, limited bottling from one of the most highly regarded Northwest vineyards, that will not disappoint in the cellar." -Winery
"Located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, in the southeastern corner of Washington, Walla Walla Valley is home to our winery, and our McClellan Estate Vineyard. With roots deep in the community, our longtime relationships with the region's winegrowers ensure us access to the best fruit - from the coveted 'Old Blocks' of Seven Hills Vineyard to such respected sites as Windrow, Minnick and Double River Ranch. Benefiting from a unique temperate microclimate, and deeper, silt-based soils, vineyards in this highly regarded appellation are at the heart of our Bordeaux-varietal program, which consistently produces food-friendly wines notable for their complex structure and graceful sophistication." -Winery