This is a rare find – a Washington Cabernet with some age on it that can not only be found on the shelves but can be found for less than twenty dollars.

Wilridge Winery is located in residential Seattle in the neighborhood of Madrona. Recently, while in the neighborhood, I came upon tons of Cab Franc grapes waiting by the curb to be processed in Wilridge’s cellar.

The 2002 Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet has been considerably discounted at Seattle area retailers. While not a knockout, it is a very solid and enjoyable wine and is worth looking for if for no other reason than to try an older wine from one of Washington’s most famous vineyards.

Wilridge’s wines are also regularly available at The Tasting Room in Post Alley by Pike’s Place.







Wilridge Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet 2002

A very enjoyable nose with anise, spicy oak, and rich black cherry. As it opens up, floral notes start to show through. Fairly even across the palate with some grippy tannins but a little wanting on the mid-palate.

265 cases produced.

Where: Pete’s ($18), Esquin ($20)