Luke Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||United States, Washington, Wahluke Slope|
Washington- Supple, focused and expressive, this wine offers lovely aromas of blackberry and dark chocolate, rounded by hints of mint and molasses that comes together seamlessly on the long finish.
#82 Top 100, 2020. Aromas of fresh raspberry, bittersweet chocolate and dried herb pop on the nose. The palate is ripe, delicious, fruit filled and lip-smacking, displaying a lot of density, intensity and texture. Give this beauty a short decant if drinking in the near term.
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 nose of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is pleasurable with aromas of dusty black fruits, minerally plums, bitter dark chocolate, blackberry jus and dust-covered violets. Medium to full-bodied, the tannins take over across the mid-palate, and the wine ends with a firm tannic grip and drying finish. It is food-friendly now. My initial thought was that they had pressed the grapes a touch harder this vintage than last since this year's bottling shows grainier tannins.