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Hello friends. We have a limited new release today of a wine that has achieved cult status in a very short period:
It’s going to be a real treat to watch this wine evolve as the vines dig deeper, and even the evolution from the inaugural 2008 vintage to now has been stunning. To see this kind of quality from seventh-leaf fruit augurs well for the future. Like with the 2010 vintage, the fruit in this 2011 is right now balanced by wonderful leafy/dusty/tannic structure and graphitic minerality. It’s going to take time for those densely packed layers of fruit to unfurl. If you just can’t wait, I’d suggest a multi-hour decant before drinking this any time in the next few years.
International Wine Cellar (Stephen Tanzer): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 94(+?)pts.”
As a reminder, Tanzer is a notoriously exacting critic. When he released his annual set of Washington reviews last winter, only seven wines received stronger reviews: a 96pt review for Quilceda Creek’s Columbia Valley Cabernet, and then six 95pt scores for wines from Quilceda (1), Cayuse (3), Corliss (1), and Leonetti (1), the last of which was also made by Chris Figgins.
Please limit order requests to 3 bottles, and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wine should arrive in late October, at which point it will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.