Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

Lujon 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

I have long been a fan of Lujon's Cabernets, and this may be the best vintage yet. It's toasty and compact, fresh with lovely cherry fruit at its core. The fruit comes from Birch Creek and Spofford Station, both terrific and yet little known vineyards to most wine drinkers. The blend includes 3% Malbec and 3%Merlot - a savvy and distinctive combination that broadens the palate and brings further detail through the finish. This classy Cab was aged for 26 months in just 15% new oak. Though based in the Willamette Valley, winemaker John Derthick has long made Walla Walla wines an important part of his overall program. The QPR (quality/price/ratio) on all the Lujon wines is exceptional. And what better wine could you choose for a cold March that comes roaring in like a lion than this Cabernet! 433 cases; 14.8%; $34 (Walla Walla) 93/100


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