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Barnard Griffin Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2008

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Forward and tasty, with violets on the nose and a friendly mix of plum, cherry and cassis fruit, dotted with cut tobacco, and finished with exceptionally smooth and polished tannins. There are chocolaty barrel notes and a seamlessness to the whole wine that shouts quality all the way.

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Barnard Griffin Winery:
Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington and an important part of every wine aficionado's tour of the state’s greatest wineries.  Rob Griffin has been making Washington State wine for 35 years. Barnard Griffin winery not only has a rich family wine making history, one that represents the true pioneering spirit of Washington State wines, but also tak... Read more
Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington and an important part of every wine aficionado's tour of the state’s greatest wineries.  Rob Griffin has been making Washington State wine for 35 years. Barnard Griffin winery not only has a rich family wine making history, one that represents the true pioneering spirit of Washington State wines, but also takes you into wonderful, new varietals. Shop and sip in the only winery in the world with a glass arts studio on the premises. Plus, discover extraordinary fused glass art in their gallery created by winery co-owner and glass artisan: Deborah Barnard.   Barnard Griffin’s Syrah won GOLD and their Rosé of Sangiovese was awarded BEST OF CLASS by the SF CHRONICLE’S 2012 Wine Competition, the largest American Wine Competition in the world. This means their Rosé has won GOLD or better in that competition for theSeventh (7X) year in a row.  WOW!   Barnard Griffin’s ‘09 Fumé Blanc was named as one of WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine’s Top 100 Best Buys of 2011   Barnard Griffin’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 94 points by WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine.    Their Riesling was named one of the Top 100 Most Exciting Wines for 2009 by WINE SPECTATOR Magazine    Their Merlot won Best Merlot and Double Gold at the 2011 Washington Wine Competition.   And, their Cabernet Sauvignon won Best Red, Best Cabernet and Gold at the 2011 Washington Wine Competition.   Barnard Griffin Winery’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon won Gold and their 2009 Merlot won the award as the Best Merlot of the 2012 Monterey Wine Competition   Tasting Room Manager Kim Gravenslund and her staff welcome you to the Barnard Griffin tasting room and art gallery. The Tasting Room/Wine Bar is open daily on Sunday - Tuesday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Wednesday through Saturday:  10 AM - 8 PM. In addition to tasting their award winning wines that have garnered international acclaim, stop by and see the beautiful fused glass art by winery co-owner & artist, Deborah Barnard. When you visit the Tasting Room, you can savor award winning Barnard Griffin Tulip Label wines and enjoy special pricing on certain selections. They also offer tastings of their limited production Reserve Wines. The Reserve Wines have limited distribution outside of the winery, so try these exceptional Reserves when you visit. Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington, and an essential stop on any tour of Washington's best. Check out their website for directions and to study up on their extraordinary collection of fine Washington State artisan wine: www.BarnardGriffin.com Barnard Griffin Winery, Tasting Room & Glass Art Gallery 878 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352   509-627-0266. Info@BarnardGriffin.com Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BarnardGriffin Barnard Griffin YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Barnard+Griffin&aq=f Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BarnardGriffin Please Drink Responsibly. Get a Designated Driver! © 2012 Barnard Griffin™ Winery - 878 Tulip Lane, Richland, Washington 99352 Read less

External Reviews for Barnard Griffin Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Forward and tasty, with violets on the nose and a friendly mix of plum, cherry and cassis fruit, dotted with cut tobacco, and finished with exceptionally smooth and polished tannins. There are chocolaty barrel notes and a seamlessness to the whole wine that shouts quality all the way.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Ripe and fleshy, this lovely, open-textured red brims with currant and blackberry fruit, lingering on the well-tuned finish. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/30/2012

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits pleasing aromas of herbs, spices, violets, and cassis. In the glass it opens to reveal a firm structure, ripe flavors, and moderate length. It is a good value meant for drinking over the next 6 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/30/2012

Sleek and silky, with pretty blackberry and floral flavors that linger on the ripe finish. Drink now through 2014.



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