Sleight Of Hand 'The Illusionist' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Columbia Valley, Washington

The 2016 Illusionist is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. The 2016 Illusionist Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 20 months in 64% new French oak. Comprised primarily of Estate fruit from our vineyard blocks in the Walla Walla, Red Mtn., and Horse Heaven Hills AVA’s, this stunning wine represents an incredibly complex, elegant, classic Cabernet Sauvignon. The deep, opaque ruby red color leads to aromas and flavors of herbs, spicebox, and tobacco, along with leather, black cherry, vanilla bean, and copious amounts of cassis, graphite, and dark red and black fruits. This wine is beautifully balanced, with terrific acidity, a full, rich texture, and mouth coating, fine grained tannins that lead to a long finish. Drink this over the next two decades. Sleight of Hand Cellars was launched in 2007 by Jerry and Sandy Solomon, along with Trey Busch, who had been making the wines for a small Walla Walla winery. Sleight of Hand Cellars has but one focus, and that is to craft exceptional wines from exceptional vineyards in the state of Washington.