2016 Bookwalter Cabernet Sauvignon Volume Six Dionysus Vineyard

Year: 2016
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Advocate: 92
Jeb Dunnuck: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%
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100% Cabernet Sauvignon

"The dense, chewy, black-fruited 2016 Volume 6 wafts from the glass with elegant aromas of baking spices with a dusty minerality. Full-bodied, the wine is rich, dense and powerful on the palate, with healthy fruit redolent of a generous style of Cabernet. The black plum and crème de cassis fruit tones gain in complexity over the mid-palate, followed by a long finish. This will age well over the next decade. 472 six-packs were made." (WA)

"Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Dionysus Vineyard brought up in puncheons, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Volume 6 is similarly inky colored and offers wonderful purity in its cassis and smoked black fruit aromas and flavors. Showing more lead pencil and rocky minerality with time in the glass, this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon has top notch purity, present, ripe tannins, and integrated acidity, all making for a brilliant Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the coming 15 years or more." (JD)

"Cellar Selection, The aromas in this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon are brooding, with notes of char, leafy herbs, freshly brewed coffee and spice. A full-flavored palate follows, laden with dark coffee flavors. The tannins give a firm squeeze. A warm finish caps it off. Give it time for the tannins to stretch their legs. Best after 2024. -Sean P. Sullivan " (WE)

Winery Notes:
In the heart of the Columbia Valley, Dionysus block 18 enjoys breathtaking views alongside the Columbia River. Its southwest facing slopes of sand over deep gravel beds are ideal soils for exacting irrigation. Block 18 was planted in 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon on Dionysus’ southwest hillside, 1,000 yards from the Columbia River. We design this reserve cuvée to show off Dionysus Vineyard’s character through Cabernet Sauvignon’s singular best expression. Deep color introduces the powerful aromas of blackberries, savory barrels and roses. Rich fruit and filigree tannins last for hours on the wine. Opens into a plush, concentrated, big shouldered wine.