2012 Procedo Cabernet Sauvignon Red Willow
2012 was one of the most epic vintages in modern Washington State wine history. An uptick in degree units from two previously "cool" vintages brought us back to a warming trend that allowed flavors to ripen fully without gathering astringent tannins.
PROFILE: 10 years along, this wine exhibits only slight oxidative hues around the rim still filled with a core of raisin and very dark purple. Gobs of blackberry liquor, pencil shavings and cedar twist curl the tongue to support a rich seductive mouthfeel balanced with those calling card Cabernet tannins.