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Lawrelin Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2000 $48
Almost a full thirteen years old, the aromas are are focused around black cherry and black currant notes but have the added tertiary aspects of mushroom, leather, and steeped black tea. The palate’s cherry flavors are still remarkably intact and expressive, while giving way to some of these tertiary elements. Throwing some sediment. Pour carefully or decant. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Kiona and Sundance Vineyards. Aged in French oak (50% new). 107 cases produced.

Lawrelin Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2001 $48
Moderately aromatic with coffee, dried cherry, licorice, and leather. The palate is showing beautifully with an exquisite balance of vibrancy, intensity, and maturity. Drinking perfectly now, it should hold for another three to four years before it starts to decline. 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Malbec. Kiona, Sundance, and Alder Ridge Vineyards. Aged in French oak (60% new). 176 cases produced.

Lawrelin Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2002 $48
The aromas show their age (as they should) with medicinal notes followed by sweet dried cherries, leather, and a potpourri of spices and dried flowers. The palate is holding up beautifully with focused cherry flavors and puckering acidity and tannins. Drink now or in the next three years to see it at its best. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Kiona, Sundance, and Alder Ridge Vineyards. Aged in French oak (66% new). 146 cases produced.


Lawrelin Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2003  $48
Inviting aromas of chocolate covered cherries, and toasted oak, seared red meat, a hint of mollasses and dark roasted coffee beans. Black cherry, black berry, and black raspberry highlight the fruit profile by mouth, lovely interplay of the fruit and oak compliment an exquisitely soft and round mouthfeel. Drinking wonderfully now, this wine will continue to cellar beautifully for another 5 years. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec. Alder Ridge, Sundance and Kiona vineyards. Aged in French(71%) and American(29%) oak(57% new). 167 cs produced.

Lawrelin Syrah Columbia Valley 2000 $sold out
Lightly aromatic with coffee bean, vanilla, medicinal notes, mushroom, cherry, and tertiary notes. The palate is succulent and rich with cherry flavors on a long, persistent, detailed finish. Drink now or hold for the next three years. 100% Syrah. Kiona Vineyard. Aged American oak (100% new). 14.3% alcohol. 19 cases produced.

Lawrelin Syrah Columbia Valley 2001 $sold out
Delicately aromatic wine with baking spices, hints of earth, coffee grounds, cigar tobacco, and dried cherry. The palate is full and rich with cranberry, plum and coffee flavors and tannins that are soft and silky, overall this wine simply dazzles. Drink now or in the next four years to see it at its best but it has a long life ahead of it still. 100% Syrah. Kiona and Clifton vineyards. Aged in French oak (33% new). 14.3% alcohol. 69 cases produced.

Lawrelin Syrah Columbia Valley 2002 $42
A moderately aromatic wine with baking spices, coffee grounds, leather, and dried cherry. The palate is full and rich with sweet cherry, and coffee flavors and tannins that are just a bit dried out but overall this wine simply dazzles. Drink now or in the next four years to see it at its best but it has a long life ahead of it still. 100% Syrah. Clifton Hill & Lonesome Spring vineyards. Aged in French oak (33% new). 14.2% alcohol. 72 cases produced.


Lawrelin Syrah Columbia Valley 2003  $42
A little reductive intially, it quickly opens up to black berry and plum, anise, white pepper, and a little toasty oak. In the mouth there is black berry, dried cherry, grilled red meat, soy sauce, and a touch of vanilla. This wine possesses some lovely tertiary notes of an aged wine. Drinking wonderfully now, or cellar for up to 3 more years. 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache. Clifton Hill Vineyard. Aged in French(67%) and American(33%) oak (67% new). 69 cases produced.

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