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Cadence Red Bordeaux Blend Red Mountain Tapteil 2005

Member Review by jschmeling:

The Cadence is a great Washington wine Bordeaux varietal blend, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot. It's from the Red Mountain Ciel du Cheval vineyard. It was a deep, dark, garnet red. It's nose was red fruit primarily, and the flavors were well integrated. It's interesting because there are many notes there, but they are so well integrated it was hard for me to pull any specific flavors out of the wine. It had a mouthfeel more typical of merlot, soft, mild tannins, and some structure but the structure took a backseat to the flavor. It was, to quote a friend's typical measure "yummy" and I think it's a great example of how Washington state is making wines comparable to French Bordeaux. I've had several wines recently from the Red Mountain district, and every one has been exceptional. This wine is about $62, but to get an equivalent Bordeaux would be about triple. Wine Spectator gave it a 93. There were only 415 cases made, so it's hard to find. The Wine House in Manlius is probably the only place outside of NYC and the west coast where you'll find the wine. Outstanding. Tasted February 27, 2009.

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Cadence:
Cadence is dedicated to showcasing the finest vineyard sites in Washington State. Our Bordeaux-styled blends are our interpretation of the best qualities reflected in Washington’s greatest vineyard terroir. We believe blending creates a balanced wine of greater character than the individual components. Our wines express the power, intensity or elegance of the vineyard reflected in the characteristics of the varietals on the vineyard site.

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Snooth User: jschmeling
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03/01/2009

The Cadence is a great Washington wine Bordeaux varietal blend, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot. It's from the Red Mountain Ciel du Cheval vineyard. It was a deep, dark, garnet red. It's nose was red fruit primarily, and the flavors were well integrated. It's interesting because there are many notes there, but they are so well integrated it was hard for me to pull any specific flavors out of the wine. It had a mouthfeel more typical of merlot, soft, mild tannins, and some structure but the structure took a backseat to the flavor. It was, to quote a friend's typical measure "yummy" and I think it's a great example of how Washington state is making wines comparable to French Bordeaux. I've had several wines recently from the Red Mountain district, and every one has been exceptional. This wine is about $62, but to get an equivalent Bordeaux would be about triple. Wine Spectator gave it a 93. There were only 415 cases made, so it's hard to find. The Wine House in Manlius is probably the only place outside of NYC and the west coast where you'll find the wine. Outstanding. Tasted February 27, 2009.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

There are only 250 cases of the 2005 Taptiel Vineyard, sourced from a site planted in 1985, and which yielded only 1.2 tons of fruit per acre in this superb vintage. The wine is made up of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Franc. P... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Washington in USA. 2005 Cadence Tapteil Vineyard 750ml




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