The Extraordinary Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Find of the Season is Available Right Now!

Posted May 13, 2015

Stephen Fahy DWS

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Do you drink Stags Leap Artemis? Do you drink Quintessa? How about Left-Bank Bordeaux or Cabernet Sauvignon-based SuperTuscans?

Because in the heart of Washington State Wine Country, there is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant Red Blend that competes with all of them.

Have you ever heard of Rudd? What about Corison or Cain Vineyard?

Because the winemaker who made this stunning single vineyard Washington red worked directly with all of these producers...

Introducing the 2011 Baer Arctos Red Blend

We re-discovered this winery when, while on our Washington State buying trip this past March, we tasted through their lineup and nearly lost our minds. Today's Cabernet Sauvignon hails from a very special single vineyard in the heart of Washington State wine country, a dream come true at this price.

Old School, New Region

This Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend is a dead-ringer for Left-Bank Bordeaux (think Calon-Segur), or Super Tuscan Cabernet (think Guidalberto). Seriously, folks, our entire wine consultant team has been raving about this wine all week! The 2011 Arctos is the perfect example of a wine that combines sexy concentration with terroir-driven complexity and finesse.

An Historic Winery

Founded during the 'second wave' of Washington State upstarts (think Betz, Mark Ryan, Delille), Baer is built on passion, ingenuity and guts. In the last decade, they’ve gone from a 200 case winery to more than 3000 cases. Now run by Father-Daughter team Les and Lisa Baer, the brilliance of Baer winery is built on hard work, and research. [Click here to read an in-depth history of Baer Winery]

Listen to my interview with Les Baer here:

An Iconic, Single-Vineyard Source

Stillwater Creek Vineyard is one of Washington State's most prestigious sites. The geology, vineyard management, and extreme southern exposure make for profound red wine, especially Cabernet Sauvignon!  [Learn more about Stillwater Creek Vineyard here]

A Savvy, Experienced Winemaker

Erica Orr was an enologist at Rudd Estate and worked directly with Cathy Corison, Cain Vineyard and even Domaine Dujac! Listen to us talk about Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington wine, Chenin Blanc, and more:

 

#WAwine On the Ascendant

Washington State is red hot right now, experiencing a meteoric rise in attention and acceptance by the wine drinking elite.  Believe the hype, because this is a region to be reckoned with, profiting from extremes in geology, powerful climatic conditions, brilliant own-rooted vineyard management breakthroughs, and an exciting dynamism uniting growers and winemakers that has resulted in profound wines just like today's.  [Read more about Washington Wine here.]

 

Now's your chance. Click here to buy the 2011 Baer Arctos for only $29.99
BONUS: Get free shipping on any order over 10 bottles with the code BAER for the next 24 hours!

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Item: 87803

750 mL

Retail: $43.00

$39.99 per btl

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