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2014 Lauren Ashton Cellars Cuvee EstelleBlend from United States

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  • 93 International Wine Report
  • 92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
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About

93

"The 2014 'Cuvée Estelle' is a blend of largely Merlot with lesser parts Cabernet Sauvignon and the faintest hints of Petit Verdot and Malbec. Dark and brooding in the glass, this shows a highly perfumed aromatic profile of black tea, Asian spices, cigar shavings and mocha with lighter dark fruit tones currently secondary. The palate shows a marvelous texture, as Dr. Kit Singh has captured a wonderful mouthfeel here that beautifully compliments the Merlot character. Milk chocolate covered cherry, spicebox, tar and blueberry compote flavors come to mind. A complete wine, this is nearly impossible to resist right now but the ‘Cuvee Estelle’ will cellar marvelously for a decade or more."

92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

"The 2014 Cuvée Estelle checks in as a blend of 83% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec that spent 36 months in neutral barrels. Deep purple-colored and loaded with notions of blueberries, violets, sappy herbs, and violets, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, well-integrated acidity, and fine tannin. It's a fresh, lively, downright pretty wine. Give it a year or so to integrate its oak and it's going to keep for 10-15 years."

Product Detail

Item # 119159
Country United States
Region Washington
Sub-Region Columbia Valley
Ratings

93 - International Wine Report

92 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, pepper, earth, green and mocha
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, mocha, vanilla, tobacco and spice