Figgins Estate Red Wine 2017 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Figgins Estate Red Wine 2017 750ml
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Figgins Estate Red Wine 2017

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Perfectly situated on the south slope where Mill Creek enters the Walla Walla Valley, Figgins Estate Vineyard experiences an incredibly rapid evening cooling from the nearby Blue Mountains at sunset. This consistent diurnal shift is what maintains the grapes’ beautiful acidity and balance in warm, rich vintages such as this. Now entering the vineyard’s 15th leaf, this vintage shows the site’s ability to produce world-class fruit.

The wine is deeply colored and bursts from the glass with baking spices, pan-reduced brambles, blueberry, and dried fig. It is delightfully fresh with a deep current of ripe fruit that runs the course of the palate. The ultra-fine tannins provide for a long and smooth finish. Chris Figgins is very proud of his team’s effort to bring this single vineyard expression to fruition!  

James Suckling
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This is a plush, pretty red with plum, chocolate and cedar character. It’s full-bodied, yet tight and balanced. Highly strung and nervous, yet reserved. Give this time. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot and merlot. Better after 2023 and onwards.

Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2017 Estate Red Wine is more Cabernet Sauvignon dominated and spent 23 months in a mix of new and neutral French oak. It's a stunning effort that has classy cassis and black raspberry fruits as well as notes of cedar pencil, dried flowers, graphite, and dried earth. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and elegant on the palate, it's not a massive wine yet has terrific concentration, beautifully balanced tannins, and acidity, and a great finish. It will benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and keep for 20 years or more.

April 15, 2020
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Bright medium ruby. Deep, pure aromas of black raspberry, licorice, menthol, nutty oak and graphite minerality. At once thick and vibrant on entry, then wonderfully broad, pliant and sweet in the middle palate, with perfectly integrated acidity energizing the broad flavors of dark berries, violet, licorice and minerals. Sweeter than the Figlia, this beautifully balanced, penetrating wine finishes long and pure, with nicely buffered tannins. And not at all austere even today.

July 2020
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Estate Red Wine has a robust nose with juicy aromas and complex layers of red and black fruits that are dense and expressive with resinous purple flowers and integrated oak tones. Full-bodied, the wine initially has a firm tannic grip on the palate, leading to flavors of dark plum skin, dark dusty cherry and blackberry essence with a mineral tension and subtle flavors of bitter dark chocolate and walnuts. The finish is long and textured, guided by a tannic edge. This is delicious but will need two to three years in the cellar before enjoying. Your patience will be rewarded. The wine rested in French oak barrels for 23 months. Just over 25,000 bottles were made.

October 22, 2020
Wine Spectator
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Built for the cellar, this red is tightly wound right now but the promise is there, with deeply structured blackberry, cedar and dusky spice flavors that build tension toward firm tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2022 through 2030. 2,099 cases made.

July 31, 2021
Wine Enthusiast
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This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. The aromas are more brooding than other releases from this family, with notes of cedar box, cherry, barrels spice and scorched earth. The palate brings no shortage of fruit intensity, along with firm tannins and bright acidity. As with every release from Figgins, this is one for the cellar. Best from 2028-2033.

October 1, 2020
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