92 Insider Points

REVIEWS

"Bordeaux meets Washington. 100% Cab Sav. 18 mos in American, French, and European oak in which 50% was new. Aromas of black cherry, dried herbs, chocolate, and oak influences. Starts out light bodied with the fruit hiding behind the oak. After 20 minutes of being open, fleshes out showing its Columbia Valley character of dark fruits. Powerful yet light on the palate. There's an earthy and herbaceous quality. Hints of dried spices (thyme, rosemary, oregano), coffee bean, and licorice add secondary flavors. Medium+ finish." - 92 Insider Points

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

The Yakima Valley branch of the Tudor family, deeply rooted in Southern California’s wine industry for a century, is burnishing its reputation for quality grape growing in Washington state, and Tudor Hills Vineyard fruit is taking on a larger role at Maryhill. It dominates this spicy, chocolaty and dark Cabernet Sauvignon made by Richard Batchelor, who used a program of 50% new oak. Those barrels create fun aromas of gingersnap cookie and cocoa powder along with blackberry, dark raspberry and crushed herbs. Flavors run the gamut of black currant, boysenberry, Western serviceberry and brown sugar, while the structure is balanced with a long finish of mocha, vanilla bean and black licorice. Suggested pairings include gyros, lamb, prime rib and Chocolate Lava Cake.

TASTING NOTES 

Rich and complex. Deep ruby with bright garnet edges, full bodied. Ripe blackberries and cherries. Some menthol notes, thyme, tobacco. Good acidity, very smooth tannins and alcohol is well-balanced. Long-lasting and flavorful finish. 

THE STORY TO KNOW

The area surrounding Maryhill Winery is steeped in rich history – from the Great Missoula floods which created a terroir perfect for growing grapes through its deep, relatively low nutrient and well drained deposits to the entrepreneurial spirit of millionaire attorney and road pioneer, Sam Hill who sought to create an independent farming community named after his wife, Mary, and in turn, built what is now the home to a world-class cultural institution known as the Maryhill Museum of Art.

Nearly a century after Sam Hill founded the Maryhill community, in 1999 Craig and Vicki channeled the same entrepreneurial spirit and set out to fulfill their dream of producing premier Washington wines. With their vision became Maryhill Winery, a true destination winery.

Today, Maryhill is one of Washington state’s largest and most-visited wineries. The winery draws more than 75,000 guests to Maryhill annually, while the region offers warm summer days, year-round appeal and excellent winemaking and continues to gain recognition as an emerging wine destination. Responding to growing demand for our wine in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene metro region and Vancouver, we offer two additional satellite tasting rooms with the same world-class experiences, with our sights on a fourth location in Woodinville, Washington, in the Seattle area.