Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
|Appellation||Walla Walla Valley|
Wine EnthusiastAll five Bordeaux grapes are blended in this aromatic wine sourced from the Seven Hills and Pepper Bridge vineyards. In the mouth it is compact with a dense verticality, opening with raspberry and moving on into cassis fruit. Tight and young, compact and nicely structured, this should be cellared through 2022 to 2024.
Wine AdvocateSimilarly concentrated, yet showing slightly more integration of its fruit and acidity, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec and a splash of Petit Verdot) comes from estate vineyards and spent 18 months in 41% new French oak. It's a deep, voluptuous effort that possesses notions of plum sauce, currant, licorice and liquid smoke as well as a full-bodied, decadent and yet beautifully pure, fresh texture on the palate. As with the Merlot, this is a big wine that isn't holding much back; however, it's a superb drink that will impress for 7-8+ years. Drink now-2021.