Den Hoed Andreas

09 Den Hoed Andreas, WA $72.95

96 POINTS – Wine Enthusiast (Editor’s Choice)

Gilles Nicault, who oversees the Long Shadows portfolio, makes this pure   Cabernet. If this had a Napa Valley label on it, it could sell for   three times the price. The structure is full and fleshy, but with the   vividly bright fruit that screams Washington State. Juicy acidity   underscores the berries, cherries and plums; the generously applied new   oak adds texture and layers of caramel, coconut and chocolate. A bottle   that belongs with Washington’s (and California’s) best. ~ Paul Gregutt

93 POINTS – Wine Spectator

Polished, generous and seductive, offering a lovely mouthful of blackberry, plum and mineral flavors. Hints at herbs and spices as the finish wraps up with a deft balance. This has power and grace. Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2017. ~ Harvey Steiman

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