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2008 Cote Bonneville DuBrul Vineyard Red

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Latest Sale Price

August 27, 2017 - $67

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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

...a knockout Washington blend that shows a level of polish and purity that’s not often found in the state... gorgeous creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings and spice box... building richness that comes through on the mid-palate and finish.

94Wine Spectator

Crisp, focused and broad enough to support a rich array of black currant, plum and licorice flavors, weaving in an undertone of smoky roasted red pepper.

REGION

United States, Washington, Yakima Valley

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.