2007 Bookwalter Protagonist
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WS 93
  • WE 92
  • WA 90

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2010
Polished and round offering a juicy mouthful of plum black currant wet earth and hot stone flavors that push right through a fine layer of refined tannins. Impressive for its minerality expressiveness and length. Merlot... Polished and round offering a juicy mouthful of plum black currant wet earth and hot stone flavors that push right through a fine layer of refined tannins. Impressive for its minerality expressiveness and length. Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Syrah and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2017. 938 cases made. -HS
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2010
Lushly aromatic and toasty the substantial oak flavors are set against deep brambly berry and cassis fruits. There are subtle suggestions of mint and some alcoholic heat and an interesting orange peel scent carries into... Lushly aromatic and toasty the substantial oak flavors are set against deep brambly berry and cassis fruits. There are subtle suggestions of mint and some alcoholic heat and an interesting orange peel scent carries into the mouth. The tannins are big and ripe and not at all bitter or too heavy. - P.G.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2010
The 2007 Protagonist Red Mountain is made up of 69% Merlot 13% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Cabernet Franc with the balance Syrah and Petit Verdot. Notes of cedar spice box violets cassis and black cherry lead to a savory but... The 2007 Protagonist Red Mountain is made up of 69% Merlot 13% Cabernet Sauvignon 13% Cabernet Franc with the balance Syrah and Petit Verdot. Notes of cedar spice box violets cassis and black cherry lead to a savory but slightly less concentrated wine than the Conner Lee cuvee. It has plenty of tasty fruit ripe tannins and good balance. Give it 2-3 years to fully blossom and drink it from 2012 to 2022. -Jay Miller
JJB 90
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, December 2010
Deep purple core with a medium fuchsia rim. The nose is expressive and driven by dark black fruit complemented by graphite tar and sweet oak. Vanilla and cinnamon follow. The palate is broad shouldered displaying candied... Deep purple core with a medium fuchsia rim. The nose is expressive and driven by dark black fruit complemented by graphite tar and sweet oak. Vanilla and cinnamon follow. The palate is broad shouldered displaying candied black fruit and fine-grained silky tannins. Texturally soft and supple it leads up to a long and robust finish defined by black cherry cocoa and oak.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Appellation Yakima Valley
Sub-appellation Red Mountain
Vintage 2007

Winery

Bookwalter

Located in the heart of Washington wine country, J. Bookwalter Winery has been producing high-quality red and white wines since 1982. It was established by Jerry Bookwalter, the 9th generation of the Bookwalter family to have been involved in American agriculture.

Jerry had years of experience in California farming and has helped managed the plantings of three iconic vineyards – Sagemoor, Bacchus and Dionysus – before eventually becoming vineyard manager of the famed Conner Lee Vineyard which remains the largest source of grapes for J. Bookwalter wines.

In 1997, John Bookwalter joined the winery with a keen understanding of its heritage and a clear vision for its future. He proceeded to make sweeping changes to improve and expand the J. Bookwalter brand. He hired world-renowned consulting winemakers Zelma Long and Claude Gros to support the company’s winemaking efforts. In 2014, John turned over most of the winemaking responsibilities to Caleb Foster, who is recognized as one of the top winemakers in the United States.

The winery’s flagship tasting room in Richland, named one of the best tasting rooms in the United States by Sunset magazine, now includes a renowned, full-service restaurant, Fiction. J. Bookwalter also operates an attractive, modern tasting studio in Woodinville.