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2017 Passing Time Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla - 93 PTS - Cellar Selection - WE

wine enthusiast 93 pts"The aromas enchant, with notes of dried herb, black currant, red apple, cocoa and spice. Broad, palate coating fruit flavors follow, showing depth, texture and dimension. A firm coil of tightly wound tannins ties it together. It’s a very classy, sophisticated wine that needs time in the cellar to show its stuff. It only picks up steam the longer it’s open. Best after 2027 and will shine a good decade-plus beyond that. - Sean Sullivan"

- Wine Enthusiast (June 2020), 93 pts - Cellar Selection

2017 Passing Time Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla - 94 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"This wine reveals a deep purple hue as well as beautiful floral, lavender, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. With medium to full-bodied richness, ripe, silky tannins, and just terrific balance, it’s another gorgeous wine from this team that can be drunk today or cellared for 15 years or more."

- Jeb Dunnuck (April 2020), 94 pts

2017 Passing Time Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla - 94 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Bright ruby-red. Aromas of blue and black fruits and licorice are lifted by floral and herbal nuances. A very stylish, silky Cabernet Sauvignon with terrific inner-mouth violet lift and sexy oak tones to its fine-grained flavors of dark berries and cocoa powder. Concentrated, savory and very long; more pliant than the 2016 version owing to its nobility of tannins. Very classy juice--and showing brilliantly today. (14.7% alcohol; two-thirds from Seven Hills and one-third from a 1996 planting at Pepper Bridge) - Stephen Tanzer"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (December 2019), 94 pts

2017 Passing Time Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla - 94 PTS - WA

wa94"Starting with a rocky minerality that shines through on the nose, the 2017 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon shows a good core of red and black fruit that highlights the Pepper Bridge and Seven Hills vineyards. The dark red fruit lingers over the palate with a rocky and softly savory spiced tension, giving way to structured tannins that build on the back end of the mid-palate. The wine is focused on the well-framed finish, with blackcurrant and black raspberry jus sprinkled with a rustic and rocky tension. It's a nicely made wine that drinks well. I want a second sip. - Anthony Muller"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue# 246, December 2019), 94 pts

2018 Passing Time Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla - 94 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Bright full ruby. Suave, scented nose combines cassis, blackberry, licorice, spices, black pepper and bitter chocolate, plus a touch of herbs. Densely packed, savory and quite suave, with dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors conveying terrific inner-mouth definition and lift. Youthfully medicinal, sappy and juicy but not hard, with harmonious acidity perfectly balancing the wine's subtle sweetness. Finishes with firm, serious, tooth-dusting tannins and slowly building violet-tinged length. I like this! A very classy, suave wine (like the 2017 version), with the backbone to evolve gracefully. Already long on personality but this is still an infant. - Stephen Tanzer"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (December 2020), 94 pts