Sunday, June 5, 2016

Great Washington State Wines! - J. Bookwalter

2012 J. Bookwalter Protagonist...$39.99
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Dense, focused and distinctive, with green peppercorn and sage nuances that run through the dark, brooding cherry and blackberry flavors, finishing on a smoky note. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Best after 2016. 1,337 cases made.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator
Made with 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Syrah, this wine offers notes of dark coffee, bittersweet chocolate, barrel spices and cherry. It’s supple in feel, dense yet reserved, showing a lot of elegance and restraint to the coffee flavors along with a very pretty sense of balance. Its best years are in front of it. Drink from 2022 to 2030
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2012 J. Bookwalter Foreshadow Cabernet Sauvignon...$26.99
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Decidedly minerally, this has extra layers of wet stone and tar around a core of dark berry and cherry fruit, finishing with intensity and richness. The finish persists. Drink now through 2022. 1,160 cases made.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

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