Another Wonderful Washington Cabernet

We’ve been fans of Page Cellars for a long time. From their signature Preface Cabernet to their awesome blend called Libra, we’ve enjoyed their wines for several years. But our absolute favorite is Page Cellars Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon — and the recently released 2005 vintage is sky-high amazing. (Owner Jim Page was a corporate pilot before founding Page Cellars with his wonderful wife, Rothelle.)

Only 96 cases of 2005 Limited Edition were produced. We purchased some during St. Nick’s weekend last month, and opened a bottle to accompany our steak dinner over the holidays. This wine is impressive. Here are the tasting notes:

“Blackberry, currant and cassis rumble across the palate while balanced soft grained tannins finesse the finish, twenty one months aged in French oak and fifteen months to develop its bottle bouquet.”

We will no doubt be heading back to Woodinville soon, and hopefully we will be able to catch up with Rothelle and bring some more bottles of 2005 Limited Edition home with us.

Cheers!

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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with occasional posts about other northwest wine regions (Oregon and B.C.), California, ANZ and Bordeaux. A former national journalist in Canada, Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”