Armstrong Family Winery 2012 Celebration Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $32

By on April 30, 2015

Armstrong Family Winery 2012 Celebration Series Cabernet Sauvignon labelFor the second straight vintage, Woodinville winemaker Tim Armstrong has earned our top rating for his work with Cabernet Sauvignon. He branched out with his vineyards, sourcing from Hattrup Farms’ Elephant Mountain (50%) in the Rattlesnake Hills and vaunted Klipsun Vineyard (25%) on Red Mountain, which were blended with Merlot from Fielding Hills’ Riverbend Vineyard along the Wahluke Slope. It’s loaded with enticing aromas of Bing cherry and black currant, joined by espresso, dark toast and Milky Way candy bar. Smooth and ripe flavors of black cherry and pomegranate lead to an elegant midpalate of white chocolate, making for a gorgeous structure and lengthy finish. The Armstrongs now ship to more than a dozen states.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 178 cases

Alcohol: 14.75%

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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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