REVIEW OF WASHINGTON WINES on 2009 Caprio Cellars “Eleanor's” Estate Cabernet Sauvignon: 18.5+/20 points

"This is the second vintage from Caprio Cellars, named for owner-winemaker Dennis Murphy's grandmother. Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, and 4% each of Cabernet Franc and Malbec, it shows a deep ruby color and intriguing aromas of blackbetter, huckleberry, cassis, olive, black roses, mulberry, orange peel, and rubbed sage. The flavors are pleasingly thick and chewy, laced with licorice, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and silty materials. The saturation continues on the mid-palate, with roasted berries and nuts, and then invigorates on the back with tones of dried cherries, mocha, and recurring orange peel, mixed with savory spices (coriander, cardamom, nutmeg) on a lightly oaked (16 months in new and aged French oak) sweet-dry tannin finish. Almost a 19 points wine, this is an impressive early effort."

Rand Sealey~ Review of Washington Wines

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