2011 Figgins "Estate" Walla Walla Valley Bordeaux Blend (750ml)

2011 Figgins "Estate" Walla Walla Valley Bordeaux Blend (750ml)

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94 points Wine Enthusiast
Sourced entirely from the estate vineyard, this is two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Merlot, with just a splash of Petit Verdot. Fat, juicy, toasty and deliciously flavorful, it opens quickly into a plush midpalate, with pomegranate and raspberry fruit dominant. Streaks of caramel and nougat thread through the generous finish. Enjoy right now. (7/2014)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot, the 2011 Figgins Estate Red is excellent in the vintage, with classic creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, tobacco, bay leaf and toast giving way to a medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless 2011 that has good concentration, plenty of sweet fruit and building tannin that emerges with more time in the glass. (JD)  (6/2014)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, dark ruby-red. Pure, complex aromas of cassis, black cherry, bitter chocolate, mint, minerals, licorice and spicy oak. Sweeter and lusher than the Leonetti Reserve blend I tasted before it but less complex today--and at the same time tight, backward and dominated today by its structure. The tannins are huge but still a bit less tough than those of the Leonetti Reserve, and the wine’s inherent sweetness shows through on the very long aftertaste. (12/2014)

90 points Wine Spectator
A strong earthy undertone runs through the cherry and spice flavors, finishing with a veil of firm tannins. The fruit lingers in the end and should gain with time.  (10/2014)