Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Luke 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope

Luke 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon SMCabernet Sauvignon is king in Washington. Here’s one reason why.

Washington State produces nearly 70 different grape varieties, but Cabernet Sauvignon is the darling, representing more than 25% of the harvest.

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The state produces Cabs that hit the mark between the bold fruit of New World wines and Old World structure. Long gone are the days when some believed that the state’s climate was too cool for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen.

Cab grows magnificently in Washington. It develops slowly, being subtle and restrained in its youth and expressing power and character as it ages.

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We love Washington reds, perhaps because we like wine that we are actually able to drink. That last statement may seem a bit odd – but some premium Cabs don’t hit their peak drinking window for four or five (or more) years after release.

While Cabernet from Washington is certainly suited for aging, most bottles taste delicious right now. Here’s one case in point.

LUKE wines come from Washington's Wahluke Slope, which produces some of the state's best wine. This is a marvelous wine blended with 3% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. Aromas of blueberry hint at what's to come. On the palate there is cocoa, plum, and dark fruit with a delightful chocolate-covered cherry note. The texture is smooth and silken. It finishes with a wisp of raspberry.

Our first wine from LUKE was amazing! There is also a limited-production Reserve line.

Washington Cabernet Sauvignon continues to delight and inspire. We encourage you to become acquainted with LUKE and other bold reds from the Evergreen State.

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