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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Cadence Red Mountain Bel Canto 2004
Cadence Red Mountain Bel Canto 2004
(search item no. 94559)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $51.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

50% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot

As always, Bel Canto is our favorite blend of the 10 most harmonious barrels in the winery, and a powerful statement about the quality of Red Mountain fruit. The nose is savory in spades with chocolate, tobacco, berries and spice. The aromas echo on the palate, with a breadth and volume to the mouthfeel that cannot come from anything but Cabernet Franc. The flavors build on the back half to a finish of finesse, length, power and precision.

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About Cadence:

Cadence is dedicated to showcasing the finest vineyard sites in Washington State. Their Bordeaux-styled blends are their interpretation of the best qualities reflected in Washington's greatest vineyard terroir. Cadence's winemaking philosophy is based on the belief that blending creates a balanced wine of greater character than the individual components. Their wines express the power, intensity or elegance of the vineyard reflected in the characteristics of the varietals on the vineyard site.