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    Gorman The Bully Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Columbia Valley, Washington


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    • WS92
    Price: $48.99
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    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Enthusiast, 92 Wine Spectator, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Boutique Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 124163

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Bully is a dense wine chock-full of power and grace from the heart of Red Mountain.

    Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2009 Bully includes 10% Petit Verdot. It's seamless and complete, a firm, muscular, dark, smoky/earthy Cab with substantial tannins. The deeply powerful black fruits have a vivid presence and a slightly roasted character. This is a big bruiser, but beautifully proportioned.
    Editors' Choice

    95 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Dark and juicy, with a bright edge to the red berry and black cherry flavors, hinting at chocolate and chile pepper as the finish rolls on easily against crisp tannins.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Blended with a manifestly potent 10-15% of Petit Verdot (the stats he handed me differed from those on his web site), Gorman's Red Mountain 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon The Bully was, like most of his reds, aged for 21 months in 100% new barriques, and you certainly can't claim that there is too little vinous stuff here to have stood up to that regimen! Stewed and confitured black fruits are mingled with roasted beet, toasted walnut, vanilla, and pencil lead. Massive and tannic even as it is extremely sweetly fruited, this finishes with a lick of mouthwatering salinity and a Washington-typical twang to its amped-up guitar. There being no wine-sensing equivalent of ear plugs, some tasters are forewarned and others ā€“ I trust you'll know who you are ā€“ will be more profoundly moved than this one. I really hope I can revisit this in a few years but Iā€™m not able to predict the direction it's headed.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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