2015 Wines of Substance Vineyard Collection Klein Bx Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 93 VN 90
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, July 2019

This has a forest-like nose with bracken, leaves, red berries, juniper and herbs, all interwoven. The palate has a sleek, graphite-like edge and dark berries are cast in forthright, muscular and intense tannins that hold...
VN 90

Vinous, November 2018

Dark red with ruby tones. Black fruits and licorice pastille on the nose. Intense flavors of dark berries, licorice and tar are enlivened by a penetrating violet quality. A powerful spine of tannins runs though this...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Appellation Walla Walla
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2015 Wines of Substance Vineyard Collection Klein Bx Blend is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Columbia Valley in Washington, USA. With its deep red color and ruby tones, this wine immediately captivates the eye, promising a sensory journey that is both luxurious and elegant.

On the nose, the wine opens with a delightful bouquet of black fruits and licorice pastille, enticing the senses with its rich and complex aromas. As the wine touches the palate, intense flavors of dark berries, licorice, and tar take center stage, creating a symphony of taste that is both powerful and refined. The wine is further enlivened by a penetrating violet quality, adding a touch of floral elegance to its robust character.

One of the most striking features of this wine is its structure. A powerful spine of tannins runs through this tactile masterpiece, coating the teeth and creating a firm finish that lingers on the palate. While already impressive, this Bordeaux blend is still a very young wine, requiring a few more years in the bottle to harmonize and soften, according to wine expert Stephen Tanzer.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 93, praising its forest-like nose with notes of bracken, leaves, red berries, juniper, and herbs. The palate, he describes, is sleek and graphite-like, with dark berries cast in forthright, muscular, and intense tannins that hold uncompromisingly on the finish. Made from a field blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc, this wine promises to evolve beautifully over time, reaching its full potential around 2022.

The 2015 Wines of Substance Vineyard Collection Klein Bx Blend is a testament to the exceptional quality of Washington wines. With its impeccable craftsmanship and remarkable complexity, this wine is a true gem that will delight even the most discerning wine connoisseurs. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, this Bordeaux blend is sure to leave a lasting impression.