’15

pursued by bear

cabernet sauvignon

The 2015 Pursued by Bear is a Cabernet-driven beast with fragrant aromas and intense fruit flavors that manage to remain balanced and refined, due in part to the grapes’ natural acidity, a hallmark of the Columbia Valley’s warm fall days and cool nights. Full-bodied and voluptuous, this wine is brimming with plush Bing cherries, blueberries and ripe black currants, wrapped in firm, polished tannins. Grapes were sourced from a diverse collection of three award-winning Washington State vineyards to produce a complex, layered wine.

92 pointswine Spectator95+ pointsJeb Dunnuck

The Bordeaux blend is the 2015 Pursued by Bear, which checks in as 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot that spent a whopping 32 months in barrel prior to bottling. It’s another gem offering classic currant fruit, lots of spicy oak, cedar, and tobacco aromas, full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannins, and a seamless texture. Its balance and purity stand out, and while it will benefit from 2–4 years or bottle age, I suspect it will keep for 20–25 years.

Jeb Dunnuck

Appellation

Columbia Valley

Vineyards

DuBrul Vineyard
Dionysus Vineyard
Klipsun Vineyard

Blend

81% Cabernet Sauvignon
19% Merlot

aging profile

32 months

Production

479 Cases

release date

Winter 2019

 

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