Gifford Hirlinger 2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $34

By on August 16, 2014

Gifford Hirlinger 2009 Estate Cabernet SauvignonWhile the Berghans joined the Walla Walla wine industry in 2001, their family can trace its roots in the valley beyond 150 years, and they named their winery as a tribute to those two relatives. This Cabernet Sauvignon from estate fruit is remarkably rich and smooth, starting with beautiful aromas of black currant, cherry, cocoa, toasted oak and baking spices. Its delicious structure continues along that theme with currants, cherries and chocolate, and it earned a silver medal at the 2014 Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 102 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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