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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Figgins Estate Red Wine 2008
Figgins Estate Red Wine 2008
(search item no. 119545)
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This inaugural release of Figgins perfectly exemplifies the brilliance of this vintage from the Walla Walla Valley. The wine has loads of bright raspberry, blueberry, red apple cider, Grand Marnier, tobacco and sage with further notes of cassis, red fruits, blackberries, currants, fruit tree flowers and a slight hint of cedar shavings. On the palate the wine has a remarkable freshness and excellent length highlighted by super fine-grained, silky tannins. Having a core of precise "just ripe fruit" the wine has power but emphasizes restraint, elegance and balance.
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About Figgins:

Figgins was born from a vision to transform a phenomenal vineyard site, into a singular, estate grown non-varietal red wine blended from Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Merlot. The goal from the beginning has been to most highly elevate the potential of this special site through viticultural and winemaking wisdom.