Kontos Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $38

By on April 4, 2016

kontos-cabThis second-generation winemaking family sourced from Pepper Bridge and Summit View vineyards for its stellar Cabernet Sauvignon. Its aromas lead off with black cherries, blackberries and black currants. On the palate, the black currants become more prominent, then the flavors merge with fine-grained tannins, chocolate and licorice at the close. This earned a double gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition as judges unanimously rated it a gold, so look for it at wine merchants in Seattle, Spokane, Portland and Bend.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 220 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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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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