Vintage 2017

  • Exhibition
  • Cirque
  • Vertical
Wine
2017 Fall Line Exhibition
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Merlot 52%
Cabernet Franc 42%
Cabernet Sauvignon 6%
Vineyards
Dineen
Two Blondes
Bottled
November 10, 2019
Production
97 cases
Reviews
93 points and Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast, June 2020: "Merlot (52%) and Cabernet Franc (42%) play near equal parts in this show, with a cameo from Cabernet Sauvignon. It's composed of three-quarters Dineen and one-quarter Two Blondes fruit. The aromas are locked up on first pour, with notes of earth, raspberry, graphite and dark fruit. Focused, dense, well-balanced fruit flavors follow. There's a level of precision and purity that is thoroughly captivating. The acidity and purity are lovely. But it's the balance that sets it apart. Best after 2024."

89 points, JebDunnuck.com, April 2020, "Medium ruby/purple-hued with notes of bright black cherry and raspberry fruits, leafy herbs, spring flowers, and green tobacco, this medium-bodied, nicely textured, complex red is already drinking nicely yet should evolve for 5-7 years. It's a good value."
Wine
2017 Fall Line Cirque
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Cabernet Franc 84%
Cabernet Sauvignon 16%
Vineyards
Two Blondes
Dineen
Bottled
November 10, 2019
Production
120 cases
Reviews
91 points and Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast, June 2020: "Cabernet Franc comprises 84% of this wine, with the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. Coming from Two Blondes and Dineen vineyards, the purity draws you into the glass, with notes of raspberry, whole orange, flower and dried herbs. The palate shows a fruitful but still reserved styling, with the oak pulled way back. Fruit and dried herb flavors linger on the finish. It's delicious, with a lovely structure and sense of style, and will shine at the dinner table. Pair it with grilled lamb chop. Give it time to open up to watch it shine."

92 points, JebDunnuck.com, April 2020, "[T]he 2017 Cirque Red Wine is cut from the same cloth and has a complex, Bordeaux-like bouquet of cedary herbs, graphite, crushed flowers, and cassis and black raspberry fruit. Beautifully complex, nuanced, and layered, it's not massive by any means yet is seamless, balanced, and just glides over the palate. It's a beautiful wine to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years or more."
Wine
2017 Fall Line Vertical
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Vineyards
Dineen
Two Blondes
Bottled
November 10, 2019
Production
96 cases
Reviews
92 points and Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast, June 2020: "This wine is 100% varietal, with the fruit a near equal split from Dineen and Two Blondes vineyards. The aromas pull you into the glass, with notes of dried and fresh herbs, moist earth, black cherry and graphite. The flavors are restrained, showing nuance and detail. The purity is knee-buckling. Juicy acidity only heightens the interest. A lingering finish caps it off. Absolutely superb stuff. Bravo!"

92+ points, JebDunnuck.com, April 2020, "[T]he 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical reveals a medium ruby/plum color as well as lots of classic Cabernet red and blue fruits intermixed with earthy herbs, cedarwood, and tobacco. It's another beautiful, elegant wine from this estate that has medium-bodied richness, good balance, no hard edges, and the class to evolve for over a decade."