Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Tasted alongside its latest, 2007, installment, the inaugural flagship bottling 2002 DuBrul Vineyard Cote Bonneville - a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon with 41% Merlot that comprised only around a hundred cases - brims with still juicy, lightly-cooked cassis, pungently and piquantly accented by juniper berry, black tea, and cedar. The feel here is ultra-polished and subtly satiny. Woodsy nuances add to the intrigue of a superbly sustained finish. It's a great time to enjoy this, though it will probably perform well for quite a few more years.Author: David Schildknecht
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($120; 59% cabernet and 41% merlot) Bright ruby-red. Aromas of redcurrant, licorice, tobacco and nutty oak. Sweet, lush and highly concentrated, with a candied quality to the flavors of currant, black cherry, menthol and spices. A creamy, concentrated fruit bomb with huge material. Finishes with broad, sweet, fine tannins and very good length.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: November/December 2005
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Firm in texture, with distinctively etched cherry and rhubarb flavors, picking up a touch of earthy red pepper character as the finish lingers. This has impeccable balance. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2015. 496 cases made.Author: Harvey Steiman
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
- 26 bottles owned
- 10 collectors