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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 79023)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Classic cabernet and classic Washington. Tobacco and cedar over exotic green scents tell you it's cabernet, and that bright and generous red fruit tells you you're in Washington. Warm in tone, this has a rich red cherry flavor that gains focus from a crystalline minerality. It's clean and precise in the finish, the minerality sufficient to pair with something equally classic, like grilled lamb chops."
-Wines & Spirits

This deep violet Cabernet Sauvignon begins with hints of rose petal and blackberry mingled with toasted oak. Waves of berries flood the palate and lead to smooth mouth-filling flavors of leather and chocolate. Hints of cassis, blackberry and cedar linger on the palate. Match this wine with your best steaks and chops for memorable meals. For a change of pace serve Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon with fresh "wild" salmon off the barbeque.

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About Gordon Brothers Cellars:

The Gordon Brothers vineyards were established in 1980. They have planted a total of 95 acres, consisting of 25 acres of Chardonnay, 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 acres of Merlot, 15 acres of Syrah, 14 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, and one acre of Gewurztraminer. The vineyards lie on a perfectly oriented south-facing slope ranging from an elevation of 600 to 682 feet above sea level, on the Snake River just above Ice Harbor Dam and the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers in southeastern Washington. These mature vines are proving that the Gordon Brothers vineyard has a singular, superior micro-climate. Superb air drainage and all the favorable effects of river sites for grape growing are only two of the reasons that these are some of the most sought-after grapes and wines in the Northwest.