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- Bucko - 08-30-2008 12:00 AM

2005 Abeja, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington, $35. Mixed red and black fruit aromas, sweet oak and licorice radiate from this deep ruby wine and carry over to the palate. Medium to full in the mouth, you’ll appreciate the silky tannins caressing the palate; 90/90.

2005 àMaurice, Red Wine Blend, Columbia Valley, Washington, $35. A blend of the classic five Bordeaux grapes, the wine displays a lovely mix of red and black fruits on the nose and palate. Oak spice, vanilla and berries linger on the finish; 89/89.

2005 Chateau Rollat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Edouard, Walla Walla, Washington, $62. Deep ruby in color with black fruit, licorice and sweet oak aromas. Medium to full bodied, the wine is fruity and well balanced, with silky tannins evident on the long finish; 90/89.

2005 Chateau Rollat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rollat, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, $38. Cherries, berries and coconut combine on the nose and palate. Fruit forward, the wine is juicy and friendly; 88/88.

2006 Dusted Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington, $26, 896 cases. The palate is more expressive than the nose at this point, with complex sweet black fruit abounding. The long berry finish is endless; 90/91.

2005 Otis Kenyon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, $32, 473 cases. Aromas of blackberries, cassis and allspice unfold on the nose. Medium bodied, smooth and elegant in the mouth, this is perfect for those weary of heavy reds; 90/90.

2005 Sapolil, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pepper Bridge Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, $43. Full and lush, with very manageable tannins, the wine is loaded with aromas and flavors of black cherry liqueur, cassis and cedar. A hint of peppery herbs add character; 89/89.

2005 Spring Valley Vineyard, Derby, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, $50. 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is reminiscent of blackberry cobbler. Medium bodied, lush and fruity, the wine is very polished and easy to drink; 90/90.

2005 Spring Valley Vineyard, Frederick, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, $50. Frederick is a Cabernet Sauvignon predominant Bordeaux blend. Built on a medium to full framework, the wine is generous and muscular. Blackberries, licorice and sweet oak linger on the lingering finish; 90/90.

2006 Three Rivers, Cabernet Sauvignon, Minnick Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, $39, 135 cases. Cassis, blackberries and violets carry the nose of this deep-ruby wine. Black fruits dominate the palate. Nicely structured; 88/88.

2005 Trust Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington, $36. Rich berry, chocolate and cigar leaf aromas repeat on the palate. Modest tannins are well-rounded; 87/87.

Cheers,

Bucko


- winoweenie - 08-30-2008 09:12 AM

Pretty impressive lineup there buckie-poo. Looks like the cabs are catching up in quality with the pinots. WW