Vintage 2009

  • Artz
  • Boushey
  • Red Willow
  • Cabernet
  • Tempranillo
  • Exhibition
Wine
2009 Fall Line Artz Vineyard  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Red Mountain
Composition
Cabernet Franc 41%
Merlot 35%
Cabernet Sauvignon 24%
Bottled
May 4, 2011
Production
364 cases
Acclaim
'100 Best Wines of Washington—The 2012 List,' Seattle Met, September 2012
 
90 points, Wine Advocate, October 2011: "Herbs, incense, clove, violets, and black currant aromas are followed by a savory, incipiently complex, nicely balanced wine... Drink this suave effort through 2019."
 
Wine Spectator (website), 2013: "Firm in texture, with chewy tannins around a floral-accented core of dark berry and spice flavors, lingering on the focused finish. Best after 2015."
Wine
2009 Fall Line Boushey Vineyard  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Cabernet Franc 39%
Merlot 34%
Cabernet Sauvignon 27%
Bottled
April 23, 2011
Production
350 cases
Reviews
91 points, Wine Advocate, October 2011: "Herbs, spices, floral notes, cassis, and black currant aromas compose the bouquet of this smooth-textured, succulent, layered offering. Impeccably balanced and lengthy, it is likely to evolve for 1-2 years and offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2024."
 
89 points, Wine Spectator (website), 2013: "Shows a bit of a tannic grip, but the floral, coffee-accented berry flavors come through on the refreshingly balanced finish. Best from 2014 through 2017."
Wine
2009 Fall Line Red Willow Vineyard  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Merlot 64%
Cabernet Sauvignon 21%
Cabernet Franc 15%
Bottled
April 20, 2011
Production
338 cases
Acclaim
'100 Best Wines of Washington—The 2012 List,' Seattle Met, September 2012
 
89 points, Wine Spectator (website), 2013: "Dense and vital, with a dark, smoky edge to the black cherry, blackberry and roasted pepper flavors, coming together on the intense finish. Best from 2014 through 2018."
Wine
2009 Fall Line Cabernet Sauvignon  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Vineyards
Boushey 42%
Artz 35%
Red Willow 23%
Bottled
April 27, 2011
Production
340 cases
Review
92 points, Wine Advocate, October 2011: "A hint of mint, exotic spices, incense, violets, and assorted black fruits lead to a firm, sweetly-fruited, elegant offering. This well-balanced, lengthy effort will benefit from another 2-3 years of cellaring and will be at its best from 2013 to 2024."
Wine
2009 Fall Line Tempranillo  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Tempranillo 100%
Vineyards
Boushey 100%
Bottled
April 30, 2011
Production
166 cases
Acclaim
'Top Washington Tempranillo,' Seattle Magazine, August 2012
 
92 points, Wine Advocate, October 2011: "Spice box, cedar, rose petal, and black cherry aromas set the stage for a lingering, already complex, lengthy offering that is a fine example of the potential for Tempranillo in eastern Washington. Drink this outstanding wine from 2012 to 2021."
Wine
2009 Fall Line Exhibition  (SOLD OUT)
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Cabernet Franc 46%
Merlot 34%
Cabernet Sauvignon 16%
Tempranillo 4%
Vineyards
Red Willow
Artz
Boushey
Bottled
April 16, 2011
Production
323 cases