Vintage 2018

  • Exhibition
  • Cirque
  • Vertical
Wine
2018 Fall Line Exhibition
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Merlot 64%
Cabernet Franc 33%
Cabernet Sauvignon 3%
Vineyards
Dineen
Two Blondes
Bottled
May 17, 2020
Production
154 cases
Accolades
93 points and Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast, June/July 2021: "Merlot (64%) and Cabernet Franc (33%) are the stars here, with Cabernet Sauvignon playing a bit role. There’s subtlety to the aromas of flowers, herbs, flowers, earth and raspberry. The palate shows captivating purity to the flavors along with a lovely sense of texture. It’s flat-out gorgeous and all about subtlety."
 
The Best New Washington Wine to Buy in 2021, Seattle Met, September 14, 2021
Wine
2018 Fall Line Cirque
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Cabernet Franc 73%
Merlot 15%
Cabernet Sauvignon 12%
Vineyards
Dineen
Two Blondes
Bottled
May 17, 2020
Production
119 cases
Reviews
93 points and Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast, June/July 2021: "Theheart of this wine is Cabernet Franc (73%),with the rest near equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of cherry, crushed flowersand herbs draw you into the glass, showing nuancesand purity. The palate delivers on all that promise,showing elegance, layering and texture. It showsplenty of purity, hanging on the finish."
 
89+ points, Wine Advocate, October 2021: "The 2018 Cirque is a blend of 73% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose, the wine displays lovely red fruit aromas with elements of cherry skin, dusty red flowers, violets and hints of baked earth. Medium to full-bodied, the palate unpacks layers of black raspberry, redcurrant and crème de cassis before ending with a delightfully lingering finish and persistent flavors of graphite and bitter dark chocolate."
Wine
2018 Fall Line Vertical
AVA
Yakima Valley
Composition
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Vineyards
Dineen
Two Blondes
Bottled
May 17, 2020
Production
92 cases
Reviews
91 points, Wine Enthusiast, February/March 2022
 
90 points, Wine Advocate, October 2021: "Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Vertical is an instant success with beautiful aromas of turned earth, black raspberry, graphite, cigar box and dried herbs and flowers that waft from the nose. Medium to full-bodied, the palate initially shows just-ripe fruit and succulent acidity then shifts complex layers that peel away to reveal fine-grained tannins. The wine concludes with a lingering finish, showcasing a smaller-framed Cabernet that will remain food-friendly until its 10th birthday."