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2020

Block 47 Cabernet Sauvignon

Block Highlight Series

Winemaking

Aged 20 months in 100% new French oak.

Place

This beautiful block sits on the lower section of the Red Mountain side of the vineyard. Featuring a perfect southwest aspect, it gets the maximum sun exposure for depth and concentration. The land itself is wind-blown loess covering an alluvial floodplain, dotted with indigenous sage.

Winemaker's Notes

A towering edifice of concentrated black currants, high cacao chocolate, finely ground espresso, candied violet.

Tightly wound, deeply structured, it reveals its secrets slowly.

Stirring and endless finish echoing of black and blue fruits, Ethiopian coffee, mountain flowers.

Will last a lifetime.

AVA

Red Mountain

Drink

2026 - 2050

$125 / 750ml bottle

This vintage is now sold out.

Scores & Reviews

99

Points

My favorite Liminal wine from 2020... 100% Cabernet fruit from the WeatherEye Vineyard of Red Mountain, this scintillating and remarkable Cabernet from winemaker Chris Peterson is one of the better Washington Cabs that I have tasted from the 2020 vintage. It’s aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak - but don’t be alarmed, this wine handles all of that oak in spades. Showcasing purity of fruit, and wonderful elegance, it offers a bountiful bouquet of crushed blueberries, wet gravel, crème de cassis, smokey tobacco, dried violet petals, cedary herbs, toasted cinnamon stick, and powdered graphite. Tannins are grippy and sweet, acidity levels are perfection, and the black fruit and savory finish complete this wine - you must seek it out if you can find it. Better in 2025 and then enjoy over the next two decades. Only 68 cases were made. Highly recommended and Editor's Choice.

- Jeremy Young, International Wine Report

98

Points

The final number in this stunning lineup, the 2020 Liminal Cabernet Sauvignon is a masterclass that was sourced from a lower elevation block which is a one-acre site, southwest-facing with tight spacing in the WeatherEye Vineyard. The underlying acidity and salty character really make this sing. Very concentrated with huckleberry, Turkish coffee, dark chocolate shavings and black florals, this is a singular, one of a kind wine that is already beautifully evolved. Get your hands on this beauty if you can and be sure to give it plenty of air prior to enjoyment. Drink 2022-2042. Top 100 of 2022.

- Owen Bargreen

94-96

Points

The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Block 47 offers a brilliant perfume of pure cassis fruit as well as flowers, lead pencil, and chalky minerality. It reminds me of a great Saint Julien and is full-bodied, has building tannins, fabulous purity, and a great finish.

- Jeb Dunnuck