Rasa's 2014 Cabernet-based wines are off the charts, exhibiting the winery's penchant for combining elegance and boldness into a seriously mind-bending sip. The wines are already shining: Creative Impulse for its classy, savory power, Perfect Union for its velvety brilliance, Plus One for its massive black heart.
Fully endorsed by yours truly and with outstanding reviews by Jeb Dunnuck, the best reviewer of Washington wines out there, who clearly finds the wines impeccable. You will too. Rasa Creative Impulse DuBrul Vineyard 2014
$85.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order
96 points Wine Advocate:"I always love this cuvee and the 2014 Creative Impulse Dubrul Vineyard (56% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot) is a beautiful wine and great vintage from this estate. Showing the savory, red and black fruit-driven profile of the vineyard, it's loaded with notions of dried spices, lead pencil shavings, graphite and herbes de Provence-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, supple, elegant and seamless on the palate, with impeccable balance, it's going to shine with 2-3 years of cellaring and keep for another decade or more."
95 points Wine Advocate:"One of the more elegant, perfumed and ethereally textured of the Bordeaux blends, the 2014 In Order To Form A More Perfect Union is a blend of 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. It offers terrific, Pauillac-like bouquet of blackcurrants, cedar, lead pencil savings, tobacco and hints of toasted bread. These give way to a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, elegant 2014 that's impeccable, has fine tannin and a great finish. It has the class to drink nicely today, yet should be at its best from 2019-2034."
95 points Wine Advocate:"A big, burly, concentrated Cabernet is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Kiona Vineyard Plus One, which comes all from the Kiona Vineyard on Red Mountain. Loaded with minerality, full-bodied, heady, and concentrated, it offers sensational notes of black fruits, smoked earth, charcoal, graphite and saddle leather. This beauty isn't going to be for the traditionalist (it checks in at over 15% alcohol), but is impeccably balanced, textured and seamless. Forget bottles 2-3 years and enjoy over the following decade or more."
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