2012 Bookwalter Conflict
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2012 Bookwalter Conflict
  • WS 94
  • WE 92
  • WA 91

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WS 94
Wine Spectator, June 2015
Supple, plush-textured and expressive, layering currant, plum, sage and white chocolate flavors on a polished frame, lingering deftly on the open-weave finish. Has tremendous presence. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and...   Supple, plush-textured and expressive, layering currant, plum, sage and white chocolate flavors on a polished frame, lingering deftly on the open-weave finish. Has tremendous presence. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2022.  
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, July 2015
This wine is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Syrah. It offers roasty-toasty aromas of dark coffee, bittersweet chocolate, char and cherry. The palate is appealing and silky in texture, showing elegant...   This wine is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Syrah. It offers roasty-toasty aromas of dark coffee, bittersweet chocolate, char and cherry. The palate is appealing and silky in texture, showing elegant styling but with a lot of flavor intensity, followed by a lengthy finish. It’s a pleasing mix of grace and power, barrel and fruit.  
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
In the same ballpark quality-wise as the Protagonist release, with probably a longer drink window, the 2012 Conner Lee Vineyard Conflict is made from 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Syrah. Finishing malo in...   In the same ballpark quality-wise as the Protagonist release, with probably a longer drink window, the 2012 Conner Lee Vineyard Conflict is made from 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Syrah. Finishing malo in barrel and aged 20 months in 70% new French oak, it has classic plum, black raspberry, chocolate, lead pencil and spice-laced aromatics. This give way to a full-bodied, nicely concentrated, gorgeously pure 2012 that still has oak to integrate, yet will have over a decade of longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork

Label

For Bookwalter Conflict, hand-harvested Merlot (60%) and Cabernet (35% Sauvignon, 5% Franc) is hand sorted and de-stemmed into open top fermenters. Chilled and cold soaked for color and freshness, the wine is then inoculated and fermented below 84F. After extended skin contact, the free run juice is put into barrel to complete fermentation and is aged on the lees for body and savory complexity. The wines continue to age in barrel until blending, fining, filtering and bottling. It is a wine that will age well for over ten years.

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.