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Savor Northwest recently released their "20 Northwest Cabernet Sauvignons That Blew us Away in 2020". Two of our wines made the list!
Fly Rod Cellars 2016 Stimulator Cabernet Sauvignon
Fly Rod Cellars is an occasional project of Convergence Zone Cellars' assistant winemaker Troy Mandeville and cellarmaster John Richardson. This Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon shows a deep ruby and offers forward sweet and spicy aromas of jammy black fruit and black peppercorn with notes of smoked cedar and sweet tobacco. Nicely structured on the palate, it presents flavors of tart black cherry balanced with textured tannins that display notes of cocoa and earthy, aromatic hints of graphite and dried herbs.
AVA: Columbia Valley
JUDGES SCORE: 93 Points
Convergence Zone Cellars 2016 Squall Line Cabernet Sauvignon
North Bend, Washington's Convergence Zone Cellars used Horse Heaven Hill fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon that offers aromas of black fruit, leather, dried herbs and Allspice. On the palate, it's juicy with flavors of black cherry and blackberry balanced by peppery spice, earthy violet and a finish hinting at coffee dusted dark chocolate.
AVA: Horse Heaven Hills, Washington
JUDGES SCORE: 92 Points
Judging for the 5th annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival was held in late July. Although the actual festival was canceled due to COVID-19, the blind judging of wine entries occurred as planned. A record 274 wines were entered in this year's competition. We entered five wines this year and all five earned medals. Click on each one to learn more about the wine and purchase online.