Vintage 2008

  • Artz
  • Boushey
  • Red Willow
  • Cabernet
  • Exhibition
Wine
2008 Fall Line Artz Vineyard  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Red Mountain
Composition
Cabernet Franc 46%
Merlot 36%
Cabernet Sauvignon 18%
Bottled
April 25, 2010
Production
394 cases
Review
92 points, Wine Advocate, August 2010: "Deep purple in color, it delivers an expressive nose of pain grillé, mineral, sage, incense, lavender, and black currant. Round, concentrated, and the most complex of these offerings, this mouth-filling wine will evolve for another 4-5 years and drink well through 2028."
Wine
2008 Fall Line Boushey Vineyard  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Cabernet Franc 43%
Merlot 29%
Cabernet Sauvignon 28%
Bottled
May 2, 2010
Production
319 cases
Review
90 points, Wine Advocate, August 2010: "Medium purple-colored...it displays an alluring perfume of smoke, herbs, incense, cassis, and black cherry leading to a wine with excellent volume, a smooth texture, and savory flavors. It is likely to evolve for 2-3 years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 8-10."
Wine
2008 Fall Line Red Willow Vineyard  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Merlot 53%
Cabernet Sauvignon 27%
Cabernet Franc 20%
Bottled
April 22, 2010
Production
269 cases
Reviews
91 points, Wine Advocate, August 2010: "Medium purple in color, it sports a fragrant bouquet of cedar, Asian spices, cassis, and a hint of balsamic. Ripe, layered, nicely concentrated and well-balanced, it merits 2-3 years of cellaring and should offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2023."
 
93 points, Wine & Spirits, October 2011: "This blend of merlot, cabernets sauvignon and franc comes from one of the Columbia Valley's oldest vineyards. It leads with scents of Christmas spice, plum, tar and cardamom. The richness of the texture suggests a ripe wine, but instead a wonderful freshness permeates the palate, marked by lively, bright acidity, which gives the wine life and vibrancy. It's still young, but shows great promise."
 
91 points, International Wine Cellar, November 2011: "Good full red. Aromas of cherry, licorice, menthol and cocoa powder. A juicy, spicy midweight, sweet but not at all over the top. Best today on the juicy, long finish, which features fine tannins, a note of mocha and very good grip. An excellent showing."
Wine
2008 Fall Line Cabernet Sauvignon  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Vineyards
Artz 43%
Boushey 40%
Red Willow 17%
Bottled
April 29, 2010
Production
245 cases
Review
91 points, Wine Advocate, August 2010: "Revealing a denser color, it gives up an attractive aromatic array of Asian spices, incense, lavender, black currant and black berry. Richer, rounder, and more structured than the preceding wines, this lengthy effort has the constitution to evolve for 3-4 years and will offer a drinking window extending from 2014 to 2028."
Wine
2008 Fall Line Exhibition  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Cabernet Franc 32%
Cabernet Sauvignon 31%
Merlot 28%
Tempranillo 9%
Vineyards
Artz
Boushey
Red Willow
Bottled
April 18, 2010
Production
272 cases
Review
89 points, Wine Advocate, August 2010: "Dark ruby-colored, it offers up an enticing nose of spice box, cassis, plum, and violets. Easy-going on the palate with plenty of ripe, spicy fruit, this excellent value will provide pleasure over the next 5-7 years."