Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Gorman Winery Zachary’s Ladder – Bottle Notes

Gorman Winery was founded by Chris Gorman in 2002. Prior to founding Gorman, Chris was a mainstay in the Seattle wine trade. Gorman produces around 8000 cases a year and a wide variety of wines but the focus is on Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Yours truly is also a big fan of the Gorman Rosé named 42-39-56 after the iconic AC/DC classic Whole Lotta Rosie.

Purple in color. 14.9% ABV. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah and 7% Petite Verdot. From a number of vineyards including Kiona and Boushey. Brooding nose of dark fruits, licorice, graphite and flowers. Plush and full bodied with velvety fruits. Black currants, cassis liqueur, plums and minerals on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Really outstanding wine with a bright future ahead of it. Best over the next 6-8 years.

My rating: 92 points.

The 2018 Zachary’s Ladder is a great value at $35 from the winery. Gorman is always a good stop in Woodinville Wine County.

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