2019 Père de Famille, 750ml
Cabernet SauvignonRegular price $85.00
The vibrant purple/magenta in the glass, the color of the 2019 Père de Famille extends from one rim of the glass to the other, a tell of the intensity to follow. The aromas are expansive and sensual: black and blue fruits, crushed bay leaf and thyme; eucalyptus, orange rind, violets, rose petal and sandalwood. The wine has both power and dimension on the palate, the fruit intensity balanced by baking spices, rocky salinity and fresh tobacco. Elegant and fresh, an almost electric minerality courses through the long finish, supported by silky tannin. Lithe and muscular, this wine is absolutely delicious now with the promise of a brilliant life ahead of it in the cellar.
Jeb Dunnuck: (barrel tasting) 94-96+ Points
Quintessential Washington Cabernet Sauvignon. That was the quest that we embarked upon over twenty years ago, when the first vintage of Père de Famille, the Father of the Family, was resting in the cellar. The journey to find it has had us crisscrossing the state ever since, exploring vineyards from the Western Yakima Valley to Walla Walla, searching for superlative, expressive parcels. After two decades of stained hands, purple teeth and dusty shoes, we think we’re on to something: a wine that expresses the powerful and penetrating soul of Columbia Valley Cabernet.
- Vintage: 2019
- Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
- Appellation: Columbia Valley
- Aging: Oak Barrels for 16 Months
- Bottling date: June 2020
- Alcohol: 14.2%
Jeb Dunnuck 94-96 pts (barrel tasting)
Based on 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, and 10% Merlot, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Père De Famille looks to be a stunning wine, offering lots of blue and black fruits, violets, candied orange, and sandalwood-like aromas and flavors. Playing in the medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, it's beautifully balanced and has a silky, elegant texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. Straight-up class, it will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and have 2-3 decades of longevity.