Apex Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $30

By on April 28, 2015

apex-cellars-cabernet-sauvignon-bottleOne of Washington’s more historic brands takes advantage of the stellar 2012 vintage, but doesn’t take advantage of the consumer as Precept tripled the production of this Cabernet Sauvignon yet trimmed the price by three bucks. Prosser’s Ron Bunnell, one of several talented winemakers to bottle for the Apex Cellars label, created aromas of black cherry, black currant, dark chocolate and mint with notes of coffee, cedar and minerality. Inside, there’s a smooth delivery of Marionberry, elderberry and plum, backed by slaty, mouthfilling tannins, blueberry acidity and mint chocolate.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 2,212 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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