Revelry Cabernet Sauvignon D11 2018, Aerials Series, Dionysus Vineyard, Walla Walla, Washington

Planted in 1985, Dionysus Block 11 Cabernet Sauvignon is really as good as it gets for old vine Cabernet Sauvignon in Washington State. The winery worked with this fruit for 3 years before releasing it as a standalone wine as part of the AERIALS Series. All along the fruit was top notch. Each vineyard and each block are wildly unique. The fruit is allowed to ripen fully, then picked based on its flavor alone. With these being older vines, maturation occurs very slowly and steadily. The chemistry is always in balance, meaning they make very few, if any, adjustments to the must prior to fermentation. “Incredibly rich and full, with a dense and velvety finish, and aromatics of a sort of dark fruit compote that courses throughout. The D11 is some of the best wine we have made to date. Dionysus Vineyard Block 11 Cabernet Sauvignon is a remarkable thing. It certainly rivals any single source of Cabernet Sauvignon in our region as the most complete and delicious of its kind. Keep in mind as you try this wine for the first time that it comes only from this singular block, and contains no other varieties – no tricks.” – From the Winery.