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2011 Figgins Estate Red Wine

Removed from a subterranean wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

Excellent in the vintage, with classic creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, tobacco, bay leaf and toast giving way to a medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless ... plenty of sweet fruit and building tannin

93+ Stephen Tanzer

Pure, complex aromas of cassis, black cherry, bitter chocolate, mint, minerals, licorice and spicy oak....The tannins are huge... and the wine’s inherent sweetness shows through on the very long aftertaste.

90Wine Spectator

A strong earthy undertone runs through the cherry and spice flavors, finishing with a veil of firm tannins. The fruit lingers in the end and should gain with time. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

REGION

United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.