2018 Caprio Cellars Eleanor Estate Red Wine
We have been fans of Washington wines for many years but this was our first introduction to Caprio Cellars. This winery not only produced solid and memorable wines, but they are also involved in many philanthropic activities as well. If this 2018 Caprio Cellars Eleanor Estate Red Wine from Dennis Murphy is an indication of how impressive all of their offerings are, then these Walla Walla wines are a definite "must add" to your cellar. Powerful with the first sip before decanting and medium purple in the glass. Distinct red berry mixture with cedar plank, plum and red licorice. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (59%), Merlot (19%), Malbec (15%) and Cabernet Franc 7%) is a smart blend that helps create some structure throughout the entire glass and beyond. The flavors mirror the aromas and after decanting for about 90 minutes, the tannin softened considerably and led us to a velvety and balanced finish. We detected a bit more woodsy notes after the decanting and the wine was equally appealing. This is one of those wines that makes you clench your fist because it's so darn good. Loving this and you can surely enjoy it 10+ years as it won't slow down for a very long time. 700 cases produced.
Walla Walla, WA
Suggested retail price: $60.00
Drink The Bottles score: 92/100