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2021

Block 47 Cabernet Sauvignon

Block Highlight Series

Winemaking

100% single block Cabernet Sauvignon. 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

Explosively and exotically nuanced aromas of crème de cassis, Himalayan blackberry, black roses, dried violets, pencil shavings, crushed volcanic rock, and liquefied river minerals. While extremely dense and concentrated, this wine has a lot of grace and poise on the palate. The finish of inky deep black fruits, richly refined oak tones, and exotic floral notes, is utterly bewitching. Leave it for 5-7 years if you can or decant well before drinking. This is a 30-year wine in the making.


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AVA

Red Mountain

Drink

2028 - 2053

$125 / 750ml bottle

Scores & Reviews

98

Points

Seriously good even now, the 2021 Liminal ‘Block 47’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a masterpiece made by winemaker Chris Peterson. On the nose this exudes class with outstanding aromatic complexity. Violets, sagebrush, loamy soils, espresso grounds and blueberry compote all mark the nose. The palate is big and burly with serious weight and underlying finesse. Loads of mouth-watering acidity greet you, as this is loaded with an opulent core of black and blue fruits, with graphite and Arabica bean flavors. A total stunner, give this about 30 minutes in the decanter if consuming now. Drink 2024-2046.

- Owen Bargreen

97

Points

This powerful Cabernet Sauvignon is built for the long haul. It begins with aromas of blueberries, bittersweet dark chocolate, graphite and a freshly pulled espresso shot. Then blackberry and black-tea flavors fill the mouth, joined by wet slate and balsa notes. Muscular tannins will require decanting in the short-term. Drink 2025–2040(+). Cellar Selection.

- Michael Alberty, Wine Enthusiast

97-99

Points

Lastly, and a wine that stopped me in my tracks, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Block 47 might be the wine of the vintage. Revealing a dense purple hue as well as incredible aromatics of caramelized red and blue fruits, classy oak, lead pencil shavings, and a Latour-like sense of minerality, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, building tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and a great, great finish. I love its balance and purity, but I suspect it’s going to demand bottle age.

- Jeb Dunnuck

96

Points

The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Block 47 WeatherEye Vineyard is a sultry beast. It is wildly expressive, blending sweet lavender and dark chocolate with crushed wild berries and the slightest hint of white pepper. Soft and supple, with nearly creamy textures and brilliant acidity to balance, it opens with a thrust of minerality before giving way to orange-tinged red and black fruits. Long, potent and structured, the 2021 finishes spicy, with silty tannins that tug at the cheeks as a pleasantly bitter tinge adds lovely punctuation. This is rockstar juice.

- Eric Guido

94

Points

This is 100% varietal, all coming from a single block. It was aged 20 months in 100% new French oak. The aromas show notes of roasted espresso bean, char, coffee, cherry, and chocolate, while the palate brings finesse, subtlety, and balance. There’s pleasing textural richness and intensity, while it remains graceful on its feet. Beautifully integrated tannins provide plenty of scaffolding. Overall though, it’s the precision, not opulence, of this wine that most impresses. That and, every time you take a sip, it immediately begs for another. Enjoy from 2028 to 2038. Cellar Stocker.

- Sean P. Sullivan

Led by winemaker Chris Peterson, also of Avennia, Liminal works exclusively with the WeatherEye vineyard to create their range of site-specific wines. These wines continue to impress me, whether Rhône or Bordeaux variety-focused. The Cabernet Sauvignon Block 47 is one of the top wines of the 2021 vintage. It is clearly geared for greatness... Liminal is one of the most exciting projects in Washington State today.

- Eric Guido, Vinous