Saturday, December 1, 2012

2010 Fall Line Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Yakima Valley

Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer: Fall Line Winery
Vintage: 2010 | Varietal(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
RegionYakima Valley AVA (Vineyards: 43% Boushey, 41% Artz, & 16% Red Willow)
14.4% alcohol | 18 months in French Oak (37% new)
Cost: $32
Quality: 91-92 | Excellent

Dark plum in color. The nose is immediately noticeable and quite aromatic. Marzipan, bing cherries, blueberries and baking spices are all there intermingling together. The palate is lush with cherries and blue fruit all laced with a subtle minerality. Drinking very gracefully with soft silky tannins, well balance with good acidity that make this a great candidate for any meal or by itself.  Very enjoyable; a real crowd pleaser. Excellent. Recommended. 

Buzz: As a former ski bum and still sometimes dangerous skier myself, Fall Line Winery's name calls to me on many levels. The fall line is the usually the most direct route down from any peak and ironically my preferred method down. Turns out it's also the inspiration for their winery's name. Nice, I like it.

The winery is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of winemaker Tim Sorenson and his wife, Nancy Rivenburgh. Professors by trade, an interest in wine had Tim attending an Introduction to Winemaking class himself at the famed University of California-Davis in 2000. By 2002 he was working under Benjamin Smith of Cadence Winery and in 2004, their own Fall Line Winery was licensed and bonded. Driven by a love for wine and fascinated by science their motto is appropriately: Grace. Balance. Depth. Perfectly suited for their wine and I can't wait to taste the rest of their lineup.

Availability: Local grocers, wine shops, and winery. 
(Recommended by the buyer at my Metropolitan Market in Kirkland - On sale now for $26)

Fall Line Winery
Seattle, WA
Since 2004

1 comment:

  1. As a Muslim, I do not drink wine so can not really comment on anything related to whether it is about how tasty it seems or whether it's bitter or sweet.