Obelisco Estate 2011 Electrum Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $65

By on July 31, 2014

obelisco-estate-electrum-cabernet-sauvignon-2011-bottleRed Mountain vintner Doug Long sold out of his 2010 Electrum Cab months ago in his Woodinville tasting room, but his latest — from a historically cool vintage for Washington — arguably is showing better already. He continues his collaboration with winemakers Sarah Goedhart and her uncle, Pete Hedges, and their barrel program of American (60%) and French oak creates floral notes of potpourri and cherry wood as well as black currants and Marionberry jam on toast. The bold entry brings rich flavors of chocolate-covered pomegranate, black cherry and blackberry, backed by juicy acidity, balanced tannins and a finish of black olive.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 315 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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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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