2015 Cadence Tapteil Vineyard

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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WA 93 VN 93 WS 93 JD 92
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018

The 2015 Tapteil Vineyard reveals a youthfully reserved bouquet of cassis, cherries, subtle cigar tobacco and walnuts. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, pure and layered, with good concentration, ripe tannins and...
VN 93

Vinous, November 2018

Bright ruby-red. Pungent scents of black raspberry, boysenberry, licorice, minerals and fresh herbs. Sweeter than the Ciel du Cheval, and a bit more pliant and forward. If the Ciel is characterized by blueberry, this wine...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, August 2019

Polished and refined, with vibrant cherry and blueberry flavors accented by lead pencil and licorice notes, building complexity toward fine-grained tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, April 2018

A blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc and the balance Merlot from a vineyard on Red Mountain (all the fruit for the Cadence wines comes from Red Mountain), the 2015 Tapteil offers a pretty, fresh, silky...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Appellation Yakima Valley
Sub-appellation Red Mountain
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2015 Cadence Tapteil Vineyard is an exceptional red wine hailing from the esteemed Red Mountain sub-appellation of Washington's Yakima Valley. With a rich and regal appearance, this wine exudes elegance from the moment it is poured into the glass. The deep ruby-red color is alluring and hints at the intensity that awaits within.

On the nose, the 2015 Tapteil Vineyard showcases a youthfully reserved bouquet that gradually reveals layers of complexity. Notes of cassis, cherries, and subtle cigar tobacco intertwine with hints of walnuts, creating a symphony of aromas that is both enticing and sophisticated.

Upon tasting, this wine displays its true character. Medium-bodied and pure, it offers a seamless profile that is both harmonious and well-balanced. The concentration of flavors is impressive, with ripe tannins providing structure and depth. The palate is graced with a medley of ripe dark fruits, including cassis and boysenberry, accompanied by a touch of cocoa powder. These flavors are complemented by undertones of fresh herbs and minerals, adding a delightful complexity to the wine.

The 2015 Tapteil Vineyard is a proprietary blend, crafted with meticulous care and precision. It consists of 33% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and 17% Petit Verdot, each varietal contributing its unique characteristics to the final blend. This careful selection of grapes results in a wine that is both sophisticated and approachable, offering a drinking experience that is sure to please even the most discerning palates.

With a 14.0% alcohol percentage, this wine exhibits a perfect balance between power and finesse. It possesses a long and impressive finish, characterized by serious broad tannins and a touch of bitter chocolate.

Renowned wine critics have bestowed high praise upon the 2015 Cadence Tapteil Vineyard. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 93, describing it as having excellent depth and length. Wine Spectator also gave it a score of 93, highlighting its polished and refined nature. Vinous, another esteemed publication, rated it 93 as well, noting its pliant and forward characteristics. Jeb Dunnuck, a respected wine critic, awarded it a score of 92, praising its pretty, fresh, and silky personality.

Overall, the 2015 Cadence Tapteil Vineyard is a wine that embodies the essence of Red Mountain. It is a true masterpiece that showcases the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of Cadence winery. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine promises to be a delightful companion for any occasion.