Puffin Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Tasting Notes

Puffin Cabernet Sauvignon delivers enticing aromas of black cherry, black currant and herbs.  On the palate, the dark fruit flavors of combine with notes of black licorice, coffee, sage and cedar.

A beautiful, deep garnet color, this Cabernet has firm tannins and a strong acid structure that indicates this wine is going to age nicely during the next 10 years as the acid, tannins and fruit integrate.

Food Pairing

Puffin Cabernet Sauvignon is food friendly and pairs nicely with a wide variety of foods, including grilled steak, brisket, beef tenderloin, hard cheeses, pasta with marinara sauce and meatballs.

Product Notes

All of the fruit for this delicious wine is from the Spofford Station vineyard in Walla Walla, WA.  The relatively flat vineyard has a slightly southwest aspect, uses drip irrigation and VSP (vertical shoot positioning) trellising.  This vineyard is well known and well respected for its Cabernet Sauvignon.

In the cellar, this Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 15 months in oak barrels.  Approximately 67% of the oak barrels were French and 33% of the oak was American.

Winemaker

Puffin Cabernet Sauvignon is a collaboration with John Derthick, the Winemaker for Lujon Wines which has recently received excellent industry recognition.  Lujon’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, aka Puffin Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, earned 91 points by Wine Spectator.

Awards

91 points (Excellent), Wine Spectator (Lujon)
Silver Medal, Savor NW Wine Competition

Technical Notes

Vineyard AVA: Walla Walla, Washington
Cab Sauvignon  87%, Malbec 7%, Merlot 6%
Alcohol: 14.5%
Cases Produced: 100 cases