Pilot
EPISODE #97
TV Director Kabir Akhtar & Washington State Cabernet
March 1, 2022
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Wines of the Night

2016 Andrew Will Cabernet ($30)

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This wine bucks the trend toward heavy, overbearing Cabernet Sauvignon that too often shuts down on the palate. Instead, this wine has texture and fruit bound by tannin and acid to perform in glass and on the palate. It is seductive in its freshness and fruit definition.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 90

Tom: 91

Tamara: 90

Kabir: 90

2016 K Vintners Ovide Jack’s Vineyard ($37)

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Dark. Deep. Delicious. Blue fruit, pencil shavings, black olive, espresso crema, generously full-flavored and oh so good. The best The Rocks has to offer.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 90

Tom: 91

Tamara: 93

Kabir: 84

2016 L’Ecole No. 41 Ferguson Vineyard ($50)

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Ferguson’s flavor profile is distinctly influenced by its volcanic basalt soil. This wine offers complex aromas of espresso, tobacco, and dark mineral –laced fruit. Wild blackberries and dusty tannins integrate with flavors of flint and graphite on the palate. Concentrated natural acidity leads to a robust and lingering finish.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 90

Tom: 89

Tamara: 89

Kabir: 79