2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – Dineen Vineyard : Yakima Valley
This charming location near Zillah is quickly becoming our showcase vineyard of the Yakima Valley. Grapes for this wine were raised in Catherine’s Block by owner Patrick Dineen and Vineyard Manager Patrick Rawn. The cool location brings out the rich dark berry notes you expect in a Cabernet coupled with well-structured tannins that finish with hints of chocolate and spice. Bottled alone, it offers one a chance to explore the terroir of this site. Special thanks to the Two Pats!
- Bottled on 8/4/18
- 150 cases produced
- Alcohol: 14.6%
- pH 3.73, TA 6.19 g/L
100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Dineen Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in Export style barrels of 17% new French oak from AB Selections and the balance seasoned French oak from Ton. Doreau, Taransaud, and Vernou.
All Cabernet from a site in the Yakima Valley, aged mostly in neutral barrels, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Dineen Vineyard is a classic, well-made Cabernet that has plenty of spiced red and black fruits, some tobacco and spicy oak, medium body, a rounded, nicely textured mouthfeel, and a great finish. It's a classic, impeccably put together Cabernet that will drink well for 10-12 years or more. Drink 2020-2032. – Jeb Dunnuck