Pamplin Family Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is an intense deep purple, almost inky dark. This Cab is all about black fruit. The nose is sensuously subtle when first opened but boysenberry, blackberry and black cherry prevail. On the tongue, those juicy black fruits are supplemented by strong black currant and contrasted with the tartness of pomegranate. In addition to the fruit, this Washington Cabernet brings a hint of sage and a solid presence of cocoa and a tinge of graphite.  This medium bodied wine has a silky texture that glides smoothly over the tongue. Medium tannins add structure without excessive bitterness nor astringency. The finish seems to last forever and offers a delightful combination of lush fruit balanced with just the right amount of tannin bitterness.

Pamplin Family Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Pamplin Family Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Pamplin Family Winery is housed in Oregon, but they make their Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington grapes. The 2014 vintage is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Although the label states Columbia Valley AVA,  51% of the grapes come from Walla Walla Valley AVA and 49% from Red Mountain AVA. The Pamplin Family Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes came from Seven Hills (51%), Klipsun (46%) and Scootney Flats (3%) Vineyards.

Pamplin Family Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon retails for $50.

You can taste Pamplin Family Winery Cabernet at the eighth annual Cabernet Classic 2018 this weekend.