2015 Resolution Peaks
Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points, "Editor's Choice"
"Principally Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from old vines at the Dionysus vineyard, this includes 12% Cabernet Franc and a splash of Merlot. It's spicy and toasty, with ripe fruit flavors recalling strawberry preserves and cherry pie. Coffee and smoke hints thread throughout and into the finish. It's oaky in the best way and delicious from start to finish."
Wine Advocate: 90-92 Points (barrel sample)
"Tasted as a barrel sample and made from 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot, the 2015 Resolution Peaks is a darker, more concentrated wine that has impressive amounts of black currants, cassis, and exotic spice. It's a big, rich, full-bodied beauty that has good freshness as well as ripe tannin structure, all pointing to a long life."
International Wine Report: 92 Points
"The 2015 'Resolution Peaks' is an excellent wine which is composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) with lesser parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It opens with a ripe bouquet of anise, crème de cassis and Black Forest cake. This leads to dense flavors reminiscent of coffee grounds, cassis, milk chocolate and suggestions of allspice. The texture is rich and the lingering finish is absolutely lovely. (Best 2017-2027)"
The 2015 Resolution Peaks is a left bank style, Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend (85%) featuring fruit from Sagemoor's Dionysus Vineyard. The wine shows the Cabernet's vine age with a nose of complex and savory dried herbs, smoke and concentrated, perfumed fruit. The smoothly textured palate echoes with savory herbs with layered, complex fruit of blackberry, cassis, vanilla and baking spices. The fine grained tannins and juicy acidity continue to please as the finish evolves endlessly.
The name "Resolution Peaks" is the name of Big Si and Little Si, the two mountains in view of the winery, and on the left side of the Snoqualmie River. It is our little nod to the left bank wines of Bordeaux.
- Vintage: 2015
Varietal Composition: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot
- Appellation: Columbia Valley
- Vineyards: Sagemoor, Two Blondes
- Alcohol: 14.3%
- Wine Style: Red Blend
- Volume: 750 ml