WA 93 W&S 93 WS 92 IWC 91(+) Pts -
Bronze - Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, 2013
Silver – SF Chronicle Wine Competition, 2014
According to Wine Advocate - Along the same lines and focusing on Pepper Bridge Vineyard, the 2010 Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 4% Cabernet Franc that sees the same treatment in the winery as the Perigee) offers up a deeper, mineral-laced profile of black currant, tobacco, earth and crushed stone. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, with great mid-palate depth and building tannin, it too needs a handful of years to round into shape and will have an easy 15 years of ultimate longevity. Drink 2016-2025.
According to Wine & Spirits - This is all potential in 2010, closed and tight when first poured. With its peppery tannins already evident in its aroma, it takes two days for the wine’s black plum flavors to unfurl – but when they do, they’re abundant. Its youth brings plenty of tension, but it’s also beautifully composed, and ready for the cellar.
According to Wine Spectator - A broad and expressive red, light-weight and expansive in the mouth, this offers loam and mineral accents to the dark plum and licorice flavors, stepping gently on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2020.
According to International Wine Cellar - Saturated, bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, licorice and a full dose of oak on the nose. Fat, ripe and sweet, with excellent breadth to its dark fruit and chocolate flavors. But can't quite match the Perigee for definition of fruit or distinction. More closed today but still full of life. Finishes with serious, building tannins that call for at least three or four years of patience.14.5% ABV. Rated 90+