2016 Bookwalter Cabernet Sauvignon Readers

Year: 2016
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 86
Jeb Dunnuck: 87
Wine Enthusiast: 87
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.8%
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"Shows structure and presence, with refined blackberry, black tea and stony mineral notes that build toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026. 5,670 cases made. -Tim Fish" (WS)

"Starting a touch prune-tinged already, the 2016 Readers Cabernet Sauvignon appears entry-level on the nose. Medium-bodied, the wine becomes more tart on the palate, with a soft, herbal edge and a quick finish. Production is 5,400 cases." (WA)

"Leading off the reds, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Readers has a medium-bodied, chocolaty, upfront, charming style as well as notes of ripe red and black fruits and leafy herbs. It’s ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years or more." (JD)

"Dionysus fruit makes up the heart of this wine. The aromas don't sit quite squarely, which is a shame, as the dark fruit flavors on the palate are lovely. Sean P. Sullivan" (WE)

Winery Notes:
A stunning Cabernet from Washington’s oldest and most revered vineyards. Our Readers blend tips its hat to the exploratory readers of books and wine. Sourced from Conner Lee Vineyard’s old vines from ’87 and ’88 blocks, Dionysus Vineyards’ old block 18 and Elephant Mountain Vineyards’ high elevation superior Cabernet blocks, this powerful wine offers fragrant blackberries, mocha and mineral complexity, all built into this fantastic old vine Cabernet’s delicious style.