Thurston Wolfe Cabernet Sauvignon “The Teacher”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is dedicated to Stan Clarke, renowned Washington State viticulturist, teacher and mentor of students of all ages. His favorite wine was Cabernet Sauvignon. Please enjoy this wine anytime, but especially in memory of Stan on its 10-year anniversary in 2026.
- The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend from the Destiny Ridge and McKinley Springs Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Elaboration: The fruit was fermented in small open top fermenters for 10 days and was aged 26 months in French and American oak before bottling.
Tasting Notes: With intense cherry, cassis, mocha, and oak spice aromas and rich, full flavors.
Thurston Wolfe is a small family winery owned by Wade Wolfe and Becky Yeaman, specializing in unique red & white table and dessert wines. Grapes are sourced from growers located in the Horse Heaven Hills and Yakima Valley AVA’s at sites best suited to the individual varieties. These sites and grower relationships were developed through Wade’s extensive contacts and knowledge of the region dating back to the late 1970’s.
Thurston Wolfe’s grape sourcing is based on Wade’s 40 years experience working with Washington State’s grape growers and vineyards. As the grape buyer first for Ste. Michelle in the 1980’s and later at Hogue Cellars in the 1990’s, he gained invaluable knowledge about the growing regions as well as the skill of the growers and quality of fruit.