2003 Russell Creek Winemakers Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

I’ve had a good week – I started it off by finding a new apartment and that was followed by weather that allowed me to get out on my road bike 3 times after work. The way the weather has been in Vancouver, that was a total treat.

So, in my “once a day, every day, give yourself a treat” frame of mind, I decided to open this bottle that had been in my cellar since my trip to Walla Walla last year.

What can I say? It’s a great bottle of wine. It’s deep and dark… has a nose that offers up spice, candied dark berries and plum, with a mouthful of dark fruit that is like velvet on the tongue. It has a finish that lasts until the next sip.

I know I over-use it sometimes, but this, folks, is a sexy bottle of wine. I picked it up in the winemaker’s odd “winery” at the edge of the old airport in Walla Walla. I really liked the winemaker, Larry Krivoshien.. and obviously he’s turning out some bloody tasty stuff.

Wow. Yum. Try it if you can find it.

~$50 USD at the winery.

4 1/2 stars

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