2013 Figgins Estate Red Walla Walla ValleyBlend from United States
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- 94 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 93+ Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
- 93 Wine Enthusiast
- 92 Wine Spectator
94 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The flagship is the 2013 Estate Red Wine, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot that spent 20 months in 62% new French oak, with the balance in second fill barrels. Coming from a cooler, higher elevation site on the eastern edge of Walla Walla, this beauty possesses fabulous purity in its cassis and black raspberry fruit, violets, graphite and spring flower-like aromas and flavors. These give way to a full-bodied impeccably balanced 2013 that has fine tannin, nicely integrated acidity and a great finish. I don’t think it has the density of the 2012, but it shines for its overall harmony and purity. This beauty is enjoyable now, but should be at its best from 2020-2033."
93+ Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
" (from the estate vineyard on deep silty loam on Mill Creek Road in the foothills of the Blue Mountains at an altitude of 1,500 to 1,750 feet): Very bright ruby-red. Cassis, licorice and stony minerality on the nose, plus a strong minty quality that's probably from the Petit Verdot component. Superconcentrated black fruits hint at creamy depth but are still very tightly wound and in need of patience. The wine's sweetness is nicely countered by an impression of high-altitude acidity. This extract-rich, extremely primary wine offers outstanding promise. The Mill Creek Upland vineyard can be dry-farmed in most years, according to Chris Figgins, as it receives about 22 inches of rain (high for Walla Walla Valley), vs. just 12 at Seven Hills, just 16 miles to the southwest as the vulture flies."
93 Wine Enthusiast
"This blend offers beguiling, complex aromas of violets, scorched earth, cassis, black licorice and graphite. The flavors are tightly wound, showing poise and presence. It drinks well out of the gate but cellaring will be particularly rewarded. Best from 2022 through 2030." November 2016
92 Wine Spectator
"A dynamic red, balancing structure with polish, offering rich notes of dark plum, espresso and savory spice that linger toward big but refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2023. 2,772 cases made."
94 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93+ - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
93 - Wine Enthusiast
92 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla and tobacco|