Cadence is a tiny urban winery in Seattle focusing on Bordeaux-style blends. They’ve been making a splash with some pretty eye-opening scores on their wines.
This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (38%), Cabernet Franc (33%), Merlot (20%) and Petit Verdot (9%).
From Wine Enthusiast:
Aromas of earth, herb, flowers and red and black fruit are followed by well-proportioned dark-fruit flavors that show a lot of structure. It’s a great introduction to the house style. 91 points.
From Steven Tanzer:
Red-ruby. Sexy, vibrant aromas of dark cherry, mocha, mint, espresso and licorice pastille, lifted by a lavender high note. Juicy, spicy and penetrating, with dark berry and mint flavors dominating. Terrific intensity for this entry-level wine, with a firm tannic spine and juicy, rising length calling for a year or two of patience.