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2018 Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon "Walla Walla"

Pepper Bridge 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Pepper Bridge

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Walla Walla"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, 4% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Walla Walla Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $70

Cases produced: 1,590

KWG Score: 94.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: October 5, 2022

Wine Review: This very dark midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla opens with blackberry and black currant bouquet with hints of violets, bay leaf, and wet slate. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, smooth, and silky. The flavor profile is black cherry and black currant blend with notes of fine stone dust and blueberry. We also detected some hints of black licorice, espresso, and toasty oak in the mix. The finish is dry and its well-managed moderate fine and dusty tannins drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this Cab with New York strip steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Trademark notes of blackberry and brambles welcome us back in this vintage. Raw vanilla, carob, and anise bring a richness to the nose. The palate is abundant with dark black fruit and spice. Thyme and sage make an appearance and lead to a muscular finish.

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