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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
Powerful Tapteil dust, with deep blue and black fruits complimented by spice on the nose.The palate reflects the aromas, carrying waves of plum fruit and spice through a long finish. There is enough acidity to keep Tapteil fresh, and the tannins are quite fine, powerful and long. Another powerhouse showing from our oldest vineyard.
"As it was in the 2005 vintage, the 2006 Taptiel Vineyard is my favorite among the Cadence offerings. It is composed of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Franc from vines planted in 1985. Dark ruby-colored, it offers up a complex perfume of pain grille, pencil lead, incense, black cherry, and black currant. Rich, dense, and layered on the palate, it manages to combine elegance with power. Structured and well-balanced, it will evolve for 5-7 years and offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2026.
The Wine Advocate
"Good red-ruby. Plum, cassis and roast coffee on the nose; less fruity today than the Ciel du Cheval bottling. Then richer, sweeter and denser in the mouth, with an almost glyceral texture for a wine from this producer. The mouthfeel here could hardly be more different from the Ciel. There's a lushness and terrific breadth to the sweet berry flavors that reminded me of a top California cabernet, but with no shortage of energy. The spreading finish features a note of dried tarragon. This is carrying 14.7% alcohol and was aged in 40% new oak."
International Wine Cellar
"The Tapteil vineyard designate is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cab Franc and 32% Merlot, from vines that are now 20 years old. With each new vintage the wine seems to gain in detail as a result. Tapteil fruit is distinguished by a distinctive dustiness, and sports an elegant structure whoselightness belies its power. With its spicy, acidic berry flavors, and hints of smoke and leather, this has an Italian personality as well."
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.
Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...Read More About Columbia Valley
Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...Read More About Bordeaux Red Blends
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