Skyfall Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $16

By on October 25, 2016

skyfall-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon-2014-bottle1Yakima Valley vintner David Minick rose to fame with his Willow Crest brand in Prosser before heading up the viticulture program for Precept Wine. He shifts some of his focus to this new brand named for Precept’s young and expanding Skyfall Vineyard near Red Mountain. It’s a collaboration with Connecticut-based Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, and their youngest Cab is quite approachable. Aromas of blueberry, cherry and dark chocolate come with hints of beet juice, pencil lead and black pepper. The entry brings flavors of black cherry juice and Marionberry, backed by blueberry skin tannins on the muscular midpalate that leads to a long finish of baker’s chocolate.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 22,500 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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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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