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WINE PROFILE
The meteoric rise in quality of Washington State Cabernet wines is reflected in their recent inclusion on some of the most exclusive wine lists in the U.S. Restaurateurs and wine aficionados alike are seduced by the lush textures, concentrated berry fruit and ripe tannic framework of these vinous powerhouses. Joy To The Cabernet is textbook Washington Terroir, sourced from two of the state’s most celebrated winegrowing regions. This is extreme winegrowing where the volcanic origins of the soil in which the vines are planted produce a correspondingly explosive fruit character in the finished wines. This is viticulture on the edge of what is possible, and Joy To The Cabernet gives you a taste of the savage, unrestrained deliciousness of Washington State Cabernet.

WINEmaker notes
The tiny berries produced by these hard-working Cabernet vines contain an extremely high ratio of skin to juice, making a skilled winemaking hand critical in order to manage successful extraction. Joy To The Cabernet is given meticulous care and fastidious attention in the cellar, and the result is a wine of true breed and distinction. A wine with great presence, Joy To The Cabernet bursts onto the palate with perfectly ripe, juicy fruit and exotic savory elements. Flavors of cassis, plum, sweet leather and cedar hover, almost weightlessly, over a sleek frame of fine tannins, with plenty of acidity to keep everything tasting fresh.

food pairings
Roasted lamb shank, roast beef sandwich, lasagna, aged cheeses such as Grana Padano, Pecorino, Asiago etc.

THE FINE PRINT

APPELLATION: Wahluke/Yakima Valleys, Washington
VINTAGE: 2018
ALCOHOL: 14.2%

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