Three Rivers Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $21

By on April 17, 2014

three-rivers-winery-cabernet-sauvignon-columbia-valley-2009-bottleIt’s been six years since the Foley Wine Group purchased this Walla Walla property, and it wisely has kept winemaker Holly Turner at the helm. She worked with seven vineyards on this vibrant Cab — Clifton, Gamache, Wallula Gap, Martinez, Minnick, Seven Hills and Bacchus — and kept the focus on the fruit. The aromas bring black cherry, red currant and milk chocolate with spice notes of black pepper and clove. Those cherry and currant notes play through on to the palate, which is well balanced with sturdy tannins and good acidity. This wine received a silver medal at the 2014 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 3,200 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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