Region 'Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon' - Year 1988
|drink now||A good vintage producing deeply-coloured wines with plenty of fruit|
The winter was unusual dry and mild and gentle. Bloom and set proceeded right on schedule and the vines went into the summer weeks carrying a good-sized crop. A pattern of warm days, cool nights throughout most of September brought the fruit to full maturity. The red wines were ripe, rich, and supple.
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Leonetti, Quilceda Creek, Woodward Canyon, Columbia Winery (Red Willow Vyd) Chateau Ste. Michelle, L'Ecole #41. Overall, a well-above average vintage with Cabernets demonstrating solid structure and excellent ageing potential.