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Cadence Tapteil Vineyard Red Mountain 2010


$46.95 Regular

in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case




Ben Smith, a former Boeing engineer, and his wife, Gaye McNutt, created Cadence Winery in Seattle. The couple produces small quantities of Bordeaux blends with big, luscious flavors, lots of fruit and spice.

2007 Vintage Tasting Notes

2007 Wine Advocate - 92 points - The 2007 Taptiel Vineyard is composed of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, and 11% Merlot aged in 40% new French oak for 18 months. Aromas of mineral, damp earth, herbs, sage, cassis and black currant lead to a medium to full-bodied wine with incipient complexity. Savory, smooth-textured, well-balanced, and with enough structure to evolve for 3-4 years, this firm, lengthy offering will be in its prime from 2013 to 2027. - Jay Miller

2007 Wine Spectator - 92 points - Dark, dense and chewy with tannins, not heavy but packed with black cherry, licorice, black pepper and roasted meat flavors, lingering on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Best from 2011 through 2017. 440 cases made. - H.S.

2005 Vintage Tasting Notes

2005 Wine Advocate - 93 points - There are only 250 cases of the 2005 Tapteil Vineyard, sourced from a site planted in 1985, and which yielded only 1.2 tons of fruit per acre in this superb vintage. The wine is made up of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Franc. Purple-colored, it exhibits an enticing perfume of wood smoke, tobacco, clove, cinnamon, and black currants. This leads to a full-bodied wine with layers of spicy flavors, a sense of elegance, and a long, pure, fruit-filled finish. It should deliver peak drinking between 2012 and 2025. - Jay Miller

2004 Vintage Tasting Notes

2004 Wine Spectator - 93 points - Polished, open-textured and refined, this is generous with red currant, raspberry, black cherry and dusky spice aromas and flavors. Supple texture and graceful structure make it a winner. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2014." - H.S.

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