The Pines 1852 2012 McDuffee Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Gorge, $30

By on January 20, 2015

The Pines 1852-McDuffee Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon-Columbia Gorge-2012-BottleNot long after he worked on establishing 2,000 acres for Columbia Crest in the Horse Heaven Hills, one of the first Columbia Gorge vineyards Lonnie Wright helped plant in The Dalles was McDuffee, which observed its 30th anniversary in 2014. And this bottling provides a lighter, juicy style of Cab as notes of cherry jam, plum, raspberry and lime peel show finesse and complexity with approachable tannins, dusty minerality and chocolate in the finish.  It earned a silver medal at the 2014 Columbia Gorge Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 180 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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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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