Two Vintners Legit 2015 | 93 pts from Washington’s Hottest Producer
Two Vintners Legit 2015 presents ruby at the core with a violet-to-amber rim. Aromas of earth, slow roasted beets, and currants are unexpected and thoroughly entrancing. A juicy fruit entry of boysenberry and kirsch is complicated by camphor and licorice. Yerba mate spice sweeps in as a secondary note and is followed by the alluring tang of olive tapenade. It’s all bold and rich on the mid-palate yet tempered with a mineral sleekness. While the tannins are firm and angular, perfect for mid-term aging of 4 to 6 years. So, given the high-quality fruit sourcing and the balance of the final blend, the value of this is outstanding. It’s a very savvy case pickup for discerning American Cabernet buyers.
JD93 | “The Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated Two Vintners Legit 2015 is a slightly larger production cuvée (350 cases). While spending 22 months in 75% new French oak. This inky colored effort is another pedal-to-the-metal, pleasure-bent beauty. Boasting knockout notes of blueberries, spiced plums, licorice, and leafy herbs. Rich, full-bodied, super intense and layered, yet also balanced, drink it anytime over the coming 7-8 years.”
Two Vintners Winery | Winemaker Morgan Lee
So it all started back in 2007. Then, David and Cindy Lawson, the owners of Covington Cellars, partnered with winemaker Morgan Lee to found Two Vintners. While their idea was deceptively simple yet incredibly brave. Notably, to swim against the current of the trends and accepted wisdom of what consumers supposedly wanted to drink. That meant working with Merlot and Syrah instead of more widely loved varieties. And then evolving to include crafting wines built on the most clamored-for variety of all—Cabernet Sauvignon. Yet, sourced from rare, tucked-away vineyards that would bring something thoroughly new and exciting to the wine, including splashes of unique grape varieties rarely associated with Washington.
Horse Heaven Hills + Walla Walla = Exceptional
Which brings us to this Two Vintners Legit 2015. First, it’s crafted from 97% Cabernet Sauvignon. While divided among Discovery Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills, Pepper Bridge Vineyard in Walla Walla, and Stone Tree Vineyard in Wahluke Slope. And the mosaic of terroirs and micro-climates combine into a uniquely complex and complete wine. Plus a dash of 3% Petit Verdot from the Kiona Vineyard from Red Mountain adds plushness to the firm tannins. Aging in 60% new French oak for 22 months, giving it incredible structure and notes of vanilla, clove, and spice.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||This inky colored effort is another pedal-to-the-metal, pleasure-bent beauty boasting knockout notes of blueberries, spiced plums, licorice, and leafy herbs. Rich, full-bodied, super intense and layered, yet also balanced, drink it anytime over the coming 7-8 years."|
|Why now?||Exclusive | Sold out at the Winery|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|What is it?||Columbia Valley WA Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||97% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Petite Verdot | ABV 15.5%|
|When to drink?||Now-2025+|
|Pair with:||Pairs w/Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Red Wine Lovers|
|Occasion||Dinner demanding at great red that won’t break the bank|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||4+ Includes Free Shipping | 12+ if you have room in your cellar|