Mosquito Fleet Winery 2013 Reserve 34 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $90

Kitsap Peninsula winemaker Brian Petersen invested time and money in this two-barrel lot of Cabernet Sauvignon from famed Pepper Bridge Vineyard, a planting managed by Tom Waliser that celebrated its 25th birthday in 2016. A remarkable term of 34 months in new Taransaud barrels — hence the Reserve 34 name — develops beautiful aromas of dark chocolate, blackberry and strawberry candy with a rub of rose petal and nutmeg. Dark strawberry and blackberry juice flavors, combined with sweet tannins, give this a sense of finesse. Sale begins May 20 and is limited to the winery, which pays tribute to the historic S.S. Virginia V – a steamer moored in Seattle’s Lake Union. She continues to ply the waters of the Puget Sound, making her only working legacy of the Mosquito Fleet.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 55 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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