Obelisco Eastate 2011 Red Mountain Cabernet
Red Mountain, Washington ABV: 14.4%
WE - 90 (2009)
Nineteen months in new and used American, French and Hungarian oak. Dark purple, red color. Deep, rich dark blackberry and plum fruit aromas with mincemeat spice, graham cracker accompanied by a concentrated sweet vanilla bean background. On the palate this wine is full, rich and slightly sweet with blackberry fruit, mincemeat spice, toasted oak and hints of graham cracker, clove and vanilla. The mouth feel is lush and smooth on the entry and in the mid-palate and finishes long with perfect balance of acid and tannins.
Obelisco Estate is located on the pretigious Red Mountain with 30 acres planted to Cabernet, Malbec and Merlot. Owner/Winemaker Doug Long's first winery was David Arthur in Napa Valley, named 'Winery of the Decade' in 2000. Obelisco's other winemakers are Pete Hedges and Sara Goedhart.
SUGGESTED PAIRINGS: Roasted Vegetable Tart, Braised Short Ribs with Buttered Noodles, Cheddar Cheese Fondue, Risotto with Bell Pepper Ragu, Rosemary Peppercorn-crusted Pork Loin, Meatball Sandwich, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Lamb Burgers
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