Purple Star Wines 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $19

By on May 26, 2016

purple star cabSte. Michelle-trained Kyle Johnson obtained fruit from the Red Mountain, Wahluke Slope and Yakima Valley AVAs for his Purple Star 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, creating a sophisticated blend of regions that shows off attractive spice aromas overlaying mixed black and blue fruit. In the mouth, blackberries, black currants and black plums lead to well-managed tannins and a nip of licorice at the end. This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,200 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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One Comment

  1. Mike Causland

    May 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    We visited Purple Star for the first time this year early Spring….one week before the mad rush Spring Barrel. All that we tasted were very good. Left with a mixed case of wines. Yes…I am a wine snob and I do drink wine with my pinkie up and I go by Reginald.

    All kidding aside. We have been tasting and buying for years from Yakima to Prosser and are always glad to see folks in the industry. It’s fun to go to a winery where folks know you and you can actually visit with the key folks. Purple Star will be a regular visit for us as the product is outstanding and you will not break the bank purchasing a great wine.

    Keep up the great work. Mike and Linda from Olympia, WA.

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