Cabernet Sauvignon



91 Points 2015 VintageWine Spectator Tim Fish July 2, 2018
90 Points 2015 VintageJamesSuckling.comJames SucklingMay 1, 2018
91 Points, Year's Best U.S. Cabernets, Best Buy2014 VintageWine & SpiritsDecember 1, 2017
Gold2014 VintageSan Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionJanuary 17, 2017
90 Points2012 VintageWine SpectatorJune 15, 2015
90 Points2010 VintageWine AdvocateJune 1, 2014
91 Points2010 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanNovember 30, 2013

A well-mannered style, this ripe and expressive red plays its blackberry, plum and floral flavors gracefully against refined tannins on a medium-weight frame, with a lingering finish.

88 Points2010 VintageInternational Wine ReviewOctober 1, 2013

This Cabernet Sauvignon displays
pure dark red fruit aromas with a hint of sandalwood. It is light on the palate showing more oak than fruit and finishing with dry, slightly biter tannins.

90 Points2009 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanMay 1, 2013
Best New Washington Wine2008 VintageSeattle MagazineLeslie KellyAugust 1, 2011TOP 10 New Washington Wines Browne Family Vineyards What to Drink Now: 2008 Browne Family Cabernet Sauvignon This Cabernet Sauvignon-only label is produced by winemaker John Freeman to reflect the essence of bold, balanced Washington Cabernet. -Shannon Borg & Leslie Kelly, Seattle magazine, August 2011
91 points2007 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanJuly 31, 2011Aromatic, focused and supple, this is polished in texture and generous with its vivid currant, blackberry, sage and spice flavors, persisting on the well-modulated finish. - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, July 31, 2011
90 Points2006 VintageWine SpectatorOctober 31, 2010
93 Points2006 VintageThe Tasting PanelAnthony Dias BlueSeptember 1, 2010
90 Points2006 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttAugust 1, 2010

"This is surprisingly fruit foward for a vintage that is often hard and unyielding. Big, ripe, round flavors of black cherry, plum, cassis and spices." - Paul Gregutt, August 2010

Best Washington Wines of 20082005 VintageThe Seattle TimesPaul Gregutt December 19, 2008Selected by Paul Gregutt (Wine Enthusiast & Seattle Times columnist) as one of his Top 100 Washington Wines of 2008!
Gold Medal2013 VintageSan Francisco International Wine CompetitionNovember 30, -0001
Gold2015 VintageSan Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionNovember 30, -0001

tasting notes

Aromas of dark berry and cigar box lead into a full bodied, textured wine with flavors of black cherry, cassis and cedar. Long and lasting finish of dark chocolate and forest floor.

winemaking notes

  • Vintage: 2015
  • Varietal Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Grape Source: Quintessence, Shaw, Browne Family Estate, Blue Mountain Vineyard
  • Harvest Date: September 12 - October 8, 2015
  • Yeast: Andante
  • Aged: 20 months
  • Oak: 56% New French Oak
  • pH: 3.84
  • TA: 5.8 g/L
  • Alcohol: 14.9 %