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2015 Va Piano Vineyards Rosebud Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8237698 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased from a private collector; Consignor is second owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8257808 3 $45 Jun 5, 2022
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RATINGS

96James Suckling

A deep and dark red with a beautiful depth of dark-berry and dark-chocolate character. Some stones, too. Full-bodied and layered, showing polished tannins and a very pretty finish. It's focused and energetic.

94Jeb Dunnuck

...backward yet impressive bouquet of crème de cassis, blueberries, crushed violets, graphite, and toasted spices. With full-bodied richness, a light, elegant texture, and beautiful purity, it's a gorgeous, seamless Cabernet Sauvignon.

91+ Stephen Tanzer

... Sexy, rather old school aromas of redcurrant, plum, earth, brown spices, mocha, coffee and menthol, plus a darker note of boysenberry. Concentrated, dense flavors of currant and dark raspberry show more sweetness and baby fat... Seriously rich, tactile and deep, with a youthfully medicinal cast to its cassis, black cherry, licorice and herb flavors. Finishes smooth and long, with ripe, firm, integrated tannins, a hint of dark chocolate and excellent energy.

REGION

United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.