Luke Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||United States, Washington, Wahluke Slope|
Winemaker Notes :
Luke Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas dominated by marionberry and dark chocolate, accented by hints of mint and molasses. Supple, focused and expressive, layering coffee-accented blackberry and currant flavors with polished tannins and hints of cedar and smoke.
Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
Shows presence and polish, with expressive blackberry, smoked spice and dusty cedar notes that take on structure toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2025. 9,557 cases made.
A soft, fruity red with currant, berry, chocolate and hazelnut aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Polished, velvety tannins. 96% cabernet sauvignon, 3% petit verdot and 1% malbec. Drink or hold.
A well-made wine that offers aromas of dusty red plum, blackberry and cassis, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a concentrated fruit core and touches of oak spices on the nose. Full-bodied, the palate is clean and correct with a well-structured mid-palate that offers firm tannins that are still tight in youth. The wine shows excellent value for the price, lingering long and delivering succulent black fruit flavors with a dusty essence on the finish. Nearly 10,000 cases produced. I’m impressed.
More dark fruits and leafy herb notes emerge from the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, another value-priced effort with medium-bodied richness, impeccable balance, light tannins, and loads of charm. I don’t think it’s going to make old bones, but it will certainly have a solid 4-6 years of prime drinking.
The aromas offer notes of espresso, vanilla, spice and cherry. The palate brings cherry and raspberry flavors. Grainy, slightly astringent tannins back it up. It’s a bit clenched at present and will only improve with some time in bottle. Give it a long decant if drinking in the near term.