Vintage 2016

  • Exhibition
  • Cirque
  • Vertical
Wine
2016 Fall Line Exhibition
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Merlot 54%
Cabernet Sauvignon 27%
Cabernet Franc 19%
Vineyards
Dineen
Two Blondes
Bottled
December 29, 2018
Production
70 cases
Reviews
92 points and Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast, June 2020: "Merlot makes up most of this blend, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Enchanting aromas of black currant, graphite, black raspberry and dried herb are followed by reserved, layered, exquisitely balanced flavors that show a lot of intensity, depth and detail. The oak is pleasantly dialed back. The purity and acid balance are knee-buckling. It's required reading for lovers of Washington wine."
 
Wine Advocate, May 2020: "A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Exhibition Red Blend opens to a nose of condensed fruits with an herbal edge, baked earth and oak aromas with an inky and dense expression. Medium to fullbodied in the mouth, the wine shows more complexity than the nose leads on, with a dark, spicy core of fruit tied together with a mineral backbone and good tannic structure across the mid-palate. The finish lingers with flavors of blackberry sauce and red pepper flakes in chocolate powder."
Wine
2016 Fall Line Cirque
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Cabernet Franc 65%
Cabernet Sauvignon 29%
Merlot 6%
Vineyards
Two Blondes
Dineen
Bottled
December 29, 2018
Production
72 cases
Reviews
93 points and Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast, June 2020: "Cabernet Franc (65%) takes the lead on this wine, with Cabernet Sauvignon (29%) and Merlot following. With fruit sourced from Two Blondes and Dineen, there is a purity here that thoroughly enchants. Aromas of whole green pepper, fresh black currant, flower and cherry lead to palate-coating fruit flavors that bring a dazzling sense of purity, layering, depth, dimension and density, while retaining a compelling sense of balance. It's a sparkling diamond that shows many facets and will stand the test of time."
 
Wine Advocate, May 2020: "A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2016 Cirque pops out of the glass with a balanced, juicy expression of black fruit with thoughtful herbal tones before offering up hints of oak and chocolate-covered cherries. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is clean and has a soft herbal expression that lingers through to the mid-palate. Ending with lingering flavors of blackberry, cherry and plum on the finish, it beckons me back for a second sip."
Wine
2016 Fall Line Vertical
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Vineyards
Dineen Catherine's Block
Dineen Marissa's Block
Bottled
December 29, 2018
Production
48 cases
Reviews
93 points and Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast, June 2020: "This wine is 100% varietal, with fruit from Dineen Vineyard. The aromas boast notes of dried herb, raspberry, cherry, earth and graphite. Cherry and currant flavors bring a sense of sophistication, purity and plushness, capturing attention. The oak is dialed way back, putting the fruit in focus. The dried herb-filled finish sails. The acidity and tannin structure are dazzling. It's a guiding light for Washington wine and seems near eternal. Drink now, or enjoy in 2030 or beyond. Your choice."
 
Wine Advocate, May 2020: "The 2016 Vertical has a heart of robust dark fruits, dried herbs and leather with soft floral and oaky aromas in the glass. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a concentrated fruit expression with spicy herbs and pepper tones."