2017 Cadence Tapteil Vineyard

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 94 VN 93 WE 93 W&S 91
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, April 2020

The 2017 Tapteil is 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Merlot, and as with all these releases from Ben Smith, there's not much to go around, with just 350 cases produced. Ripe black and blue fruits...
VN 93

Vinous, December 2020

(93+ points) Full dark red. A bit less herbal and more bitter-chocolatey on the nose than the Ciel de Cheval, displaying aromas of red- and blackcurrant, strawberry, licorice, tobacco leaf, chimney soot and minerals...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, December 2020

Cabernet Sauvignon makes up 43% of this wine, with the rest Cabernet Franc (29%) and Merlot. The aromas pop, with notes of raspberry, flower, fresh herb, black currant and scorched earth. The palate is tightly coiled...
W&S 91

Wine & Spirits, December 2020

Not quite half cabernet sauvignon, with cabernet franc and merlot rounding it out, this blend has an old- vine tension propelling turf, plum, plum skin and earth in its initial scents. It’s fairly immense and...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Appellation Yakima Valley
Sub-appellation Red Mountain
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.4%
Closure Cork