Bookwalter Protagonist 2015

Bookwalter Protagonist 2015

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jd
93
ws
91
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91

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
Region United States, Washington, Columbia Valley
Brand Bookwalter
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • jd93

Jeb DunnuckThe 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Protagonist Conner Lee Vineyard is similar to the Conflict, yet offers slightly more earth, lavender, and tobacco, with terrific black and blue fruits. Full-bodied, elegant and silky, with fine, polished tannin, it's another impeccably made red that's going to keep for 10-12+ years. This cuvée is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Franc and the balance Malbec, aged in 50% new French oak.

April 2018
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorRefined and broad-shouldered, with expressive currant, stony mineral and espresso flavors that build toward fine-grained tannins. Best from 2020 through 2026. 943 cases made.

Tim Fish, October 2018
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastThis brings roasted coffee bean, char, leafy green herb, spice and cherry aromas, and the oak (75% new French) plays a prominent part in the show. The palate is rich, textured and supple, with plentiful black cherry and barrel flavors that linger on the finish. It hits the gong hard, feeling totally hedonistic.

Sean Sullivan, September 2018