***BOTTLED 3/23/21. SHIPS MID-JUNE WEATHER PERMITTING
***CHOOSE SUMMER HOLD OPTION TO RECEIVE THE WINE IN THE FALL
Due to the tiny quantity (125 cases) available, this wine will be offered only in six-pack quantities. 225 six-packs are up for grabs at this time.
Due to the overall complexity of this deal and the sampling logistics and the small quantities involved (we purchased almost 30 barrel lots from two boutique wineries that share ownership), I opted to get the wines through bottle shock and then release them closer to drinkability. This wine has almost three months in the bottle now and is starting to open up nicely but has a quite a future ahead.
Sourced from the Windrow Vineyard (the oldest planted commercial vineyard in Walla Walla Valley and early source for Leonetti and L'Ecole 41), N.131 2018 Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful example of old-vine Washington Cabernet. Robust yet elegant, its loaded with complex, mouthwatering fruit and a harmonious structure just now un-packing itself. We purchased the entire production of this "old block" Cabernet Sauvignon and bottled the wine as-is.
Past vintages of this wine were sold just south of $60/bottle but you can purchase a bit of Walla Walla history today for just $12/bottle, $72/six-pack.
Deep garnet in the glass. Graphite-dusted black cherry, camphor, plum and dark chocolate are enveloped in a halo of toasty french oak. Fleshy and juicy on entry with sappy black cherry and blackberry fruit melding into a currant-driven mid-palate tension that carries the pretty fruit into a long, sustained finish. Medium-full-bodied with robust yet well-integrated tannins, this wine will drink nicely over the next 10-12 years. Again, it was bottled a little less than three months ago so probably best to wait until Fall 2021.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 100% estate Windrow Vineyard
30% new French oak
225 6-packs available
Bottled March 23rd, 2021