Obelisco Estate 2010 Electrum Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $65

By on April 15, 2014

obelisco-estate-electrum-cabernet-sauvignon-2010-bottleWoodinville vintner Doug Long continues his tradition with superb big reds from Red Mountain with this estate Cab that includes dabs of Merlot (7%) and Malbec (3%). Hedonism for oak aficionados begins with aromas that feature a flare of blackberry jam on dark toast over the top of chocolate, black pepper and Wheaties. Next comes a beautiful entry of dark plums, sweet huckleberry and chocolate-covered cherries with ample, yet rounded, tannins backed by blueberry acidity. Its medium structure finishes with notes of minerality. This was awarded a silver medal at the 2014 Seattle Wine & Food Experience Wine Competition, and while the regular bottling recently was sold through, large formats — including some in the 9-liter Salmanazar size — are available.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 450 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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