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2002 Cadence - Tapteil Vineyard

  • 89 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 102585-2002
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($38; a blend of 49% cabernet sauvignon, 34% merlot, 15% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot) Bright ruby-red. Redcurrant, plum and tobacco leaf on the rather claret-like nose. Dense and spicy, with strong fruit notes of crushed blackberry, raspberry and redcurrant complicated by an intriguing saline character. Finishes with big, chewy, broad, palate-coating tannins and excellent building persistence. The somewhat medicinal finishing flavors of black cherry and mint suggest that this wine really needs six or seven years of cellaring. (I should note that I also tasted a couple bottles of this wine that were a bit blurred by imperfect corks.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Firm and chewy, with a lean beam of smoky currant, plum and tar flavors, persisting through the well-modulated finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
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  • Following the winemaking traditions of Bordeaux has allowed Cadence to translate the Red Mountain appellation grapes they source into serious single vineyard wines. Both the "Ciel du Cheval" and "Tapteil" productions have structured balance of fruit, acidity and weight that promise initial satisfaction (decanted, of course) and cellar placement. The "Ciel du Cheval" is 39% Cabernet Franc, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot. The "Tapteil" is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc. Both burst with the mineral-laced black fruit and tobacco/cedar spice that is coming to define Washington State's Red Mountain AVA.

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    In a state most often associated with rain and apples, vineyards occupy more land each year. Nearly all of this vineyard expansion has taken place in the eastern part of the state, where arid, almost desert-like conditions prevail. Winters are harsh and frost is always a threat, but such conditions, along with sandy soils, have allowed most Washington vines to grow on their own rootstocks—a rarity among wine regions throughout the world. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 21 bottles owned
    • 8 collectors