Northstar Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | 92 Points of Soft & Silky Cab enjoyment
Northstar Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 presents aromas of cherry lead into a palate ripe with raspberry, cola, almond, and vanilla flavors. The wine has a full mid-palate and a rich finish of chocolate and toasted coconut. This lush, rich wine is ready to enjoy now but will age gracefully for years to come. ”
We tasted Northstar Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 and couldn’t believe the blackberry complexity and chocolate toast plushness just packed into each sip. Washington State has the perfect climate for growing world-class Cabernet that rivals Napa Valley to the south. Long sunny days and cool nights give the wine a lavish textural richness. While balanced by bright acidity, and this wine has globs and globs of it.
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JS92 | Aromas of tar and dark berries with hints of flower and tar. Full body, silky tannins, and a flavorful finish. A juicy and soft wine. Fresh and tight. Drink or hold.
WS92 | Plush, expressive and ripe. With floral black cherry. Plus, mocha and smoky spice flavors that sail along to a harmonious finish.
WE92 | The aromas are generous, with notes of spice box, blue and purple fruit, pencil lead, barrel spice, and vanilla. It’s silky and sumptuous, showing a pleasing sense of texture and an extended finish.
Winemaker David “Merf” Merfeld
Merf has what all great winemakers must-have. First, a sixth sense about the grape selection. Next, exacting standards when blending the best of the best from the vineyards. This from legendary California winemaker Jed Steele, a Northstar consultant who has worked with Merf since 2001. In addition, Merf holds a degree in Horticulture with an emphasis in Viticulture and Enology from Washington State University.
So, Northstar’s focus on creating world-class Bordeaux-style wines begins in the vineyards. There, winemaker David “Merf” Merfeld selects the best of the classic blending varietals to create Northstar’s acclaimed Columbia Valley reds.