Figgins Estate Red Wine 2013


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2013 begins a string of warm vintages that deeply favor the relatively cool Figgins Estate Vineyard. The nose opens to a generous and harmonious fragrance of cocoa powder, cinnamon, mixed florals, dried ripe cherries and cassis. On the palate the wine is brimming with brilliant and robust black and blue fruits. The absolutely seamless fine long grain tannins and a string of energizing acidity bring refreshing lift and balance to the richness of the fruit. This vintage is not to be missed!
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Brand Figgins
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe flagship is the 2013 Estate Red Wine, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot that spent 20 months in 62% new French oak, with the balance in second fill barrels. Coming from a cooler, higher elevation site on the eastern edge of Walla Walla, this beauty possesses fabulous purity in its cassis and black raspberry fruit, violets, graphite and spring flower-like aromas and flavors. These give way to a full-bodied impeccably balanced 2013 that has fine tannin, nicely integrated acidity and a great finish. I don't think it has the density of the 2012, but it shines for its overall harmony and purity. This beauty is enjoyable now, but should be at its best from 2020-2033.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 26, 2016
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastThis blend offers beguiling, complex aromas of violets, scorched earth, cassis, black licorice and graphite. The flavors are tightly wound, showing poise and presence. It drinks well out of the gate but cellaring will be particularly rewarded. Best from 2022 through 2030.

Sean Sullivan, November 1, 2016
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorA dynamic red, balancing structure with polish, offering rich notes of dark plum, espresso and savory spice that linger toward big but refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2023. 2,772 cases made

Tim Fish, 2017