Bookwalter Protagonist Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Winemaker Notes :

Classic ripe Cabernet Sauvignon aromas fill the perfumed rich wine with mocha and sweet French oak tones. Generous fruits, minerals and earth tones harmoniously blend in this powerful reserve old vine Cabernet. Long and powerful from low yielding Cabernet vines, it has smooth tannins and refreshing acidity. Fragrant and able to delight now, it will age for years to come, like the many vintages before.

Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Syrah,2% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Brand Bookwalter
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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Wine SpectatorRich and polished, defined by a core of refined tannins, wrapped in textured flavors of black cherry, espresso and toasty spice that glide through the long finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2021. 1,400 cases made.

Tim Fish, July 31, 2017
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Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Protagonist Conner Lee Vineyard is another terrific wine from this estate. Made from 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Syrah, from vines planted in 1987 and 1988, it was raised all in new French oak puncheons. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by lifted, perfumed notes of graphite, liquid blackberries, plum and lead pencil shaving aromas and flavors. It's ripe and textured on the palate, with considerable elegance and purity, as well as fine tannin and light tannin. This medium to full-bodied, juicy and balanced beauty is going to keep for a decade or more.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 30, 2017