(2004 Vintage) 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc This is big. It begins with aromas of blueberries, spice, and dusty minerality. It grows into flavors of currant and black fruit, spice, and minerals. It continues to build into a broad finish of tooth coating tannins. The wine doesn’t want to end, but persists on and on.
WA 93pts.Elegant, Plum, Spice, Medium-bodied - Red Mountain, Washington- "Slightly high-toned aromas of blueberry, violet and chocolate, with a faintly candied quality. Sweet on entry, then broad, focused and drier in the middle palate, with some very ripe hints to the redcurrant and spice flavors."
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Good full, deep red. Aromas of plum, redcurrant, graphite, nutmeg and mocha, plus a piquant suggestion of cranberry. Enters the mouth silky and thick, then lush and concentrated in the middle, with real density of extract and very good framing acidity. This boasts a creaminess of texture different from the other Cadence 2005s, no doubt owing to the very low crop level. The graphite element and a note of almost medicinal minerality contribute complexity on the back end, which also features a late ...
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/06
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage)