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    Figgins Estate Red Wine 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Walla Walla Valley, Washington

    Ratings

    • RP94
    • ST93
    Price: $89.99
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    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar, 92 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Walla Walla Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Boutique Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.3%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 119545

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This inaugural release of Figgins perfectly exemplifies the brilliance of this vintage from the Walla Walla Valley. The wine has loads of bright raspberry, blueberry, red apple cider, Grand Marnier, tobacco and sage with further notes of cassis, red fruits, blackberries, currants, fruit tree flowers and a slight hint of cedar shavings. On the palate the wine has a remarkable freshness and excellent length highlighted by super fine-grained, silky tannins. Having a core of precise "just ripe fruit" the wine has power but emphasizes restraint, elegance and balance.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Figgins Estate Red Wine is the inaugural release of a wine made by Chris Figgins, son of Leonetti Cellar founder, Gary Figgins. The fruit was sourced from the Figgins Estate Vineyard which is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Merlot. The wine was aged in 70% new French oak for 22 months before bottling without fining or filtration. A total of 831 cases were produced. Sandalwood, exotic spices, sage, cherry blossom, cassis, and blackberry aromas inform the nose of a dense, rich, elegant, beautifully proportioned wine that has enough ripe, fine-grained tannin to blossom for another 4-5 years. It offers a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2023, perhaps longer.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Saturated ruby-red. Deep aromas of blackberry, licorice, coffee and bitter chocolate. Dense, thick and sweet, but with harmonious acidity giving shape and lift to the pungent pomegranate, spice and tobacco flavors. Wonderfully seamless, vibrant wine with terrific underlying structure and a very long, sappy finish featuring sweet, broad tannins. This eagerly awaited inaugural release from Chris Figgins' new venture offers outstanding quality, particularly for a wine from such young vines.
    Rating: 93(+?)

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    A Bordeaux-style blend and a delicious wine, powerfully fruity, silky, spicy, and seductive. It shows lovely balance and nice threading of anise, cocoa, caramel barrel flavors.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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