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2017 Vintage Ratings

The 2017 Vintage was released to our Road 27 wine club at the end of August in 2020, it was released wider to the public in November of 2020. This page is actively maintained with the vintage’s rating and awards, check back regularly for updates. To learn more about the 2017 vintage, click here. 

 

2017 Syrah — $42/bottle

90 points – Wine Enthusiast

90 points – Washington Wine Report

The smoky aromatics really entice as layers of dark fruits and chocolate combine aromatically. The palate is fresh and well-balanced with blackberry compote, mocha, tar and shades of black licorice that all nicely combine. Drink 2020-2027 – Washington Wine Report

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2017 Cabernet Franc — $40/bottle

91 points – Wine Enthusiast

91 points – Washington Wine Report

Having just a touch of Syrah and cabernet Sauvignon blended in (5% each), the 2017 Fielding Hills Cabernet Franc has light red bell pepper tones that mingle with cloves, coffee grounds and rich dark fruits aromatically. The palate is fresh, showing a good sense of mouthfeel and acidity. Layers of blackberry cobbler, chocolate cake and light salty character all mingle on the palate. Well-structured with light tannins to line the core of dark fruits, enjoy this beautiful wine over the next decade or more. Drink 2020-2032. – Washington Wine Report

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2017 ‘Tribute’ Red Wine — $40/bottle

91 points – Wine Enthusiast

92 points – Washington Wine Report

An intriguing blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon with the remainder Syrah, the 2017 ‘Tribute’ shows rich anise, tar and black fruits on the nose. The palate is nicely balanced, showing great tension and acidity. Layers of Black Forest Cake, cigar box, creme de cassis and mocha all deftly combine on the palate. Showing good structure as well as concentration, the 2017 ‘Tribute’ has a long way to go in the cellar. Drink 2020-2035. – Washington Wine Report

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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon— $46/bottle

91 points – Wine Enthusiast

91 points – Washington Wine Report

The 2017 Fielding Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is a seriously good new release from this storied Lake Chelan estate. On the nose the herbal tones are really nice with sagebrush and wild thyme alongside the core of black fruits and espresso bean tones on the nose. The p[alate has good freshness with medium to full-bodied dark fruits that dance with minerals and coffee grounds. Drink 2020-2032. – Washington Wine Report

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2017 Malbec — $42/bottle

91 points – Wine Enthusiast

91 points – Washington Wine Report

The 2017 Fielding Hills Malbec has a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blended in. A light dusting of white pepper falls upon the rich core of dark fruits on the palate. Fantastic and powerful in its youth, this beautiful wine will cellar well for at least another decade. If enjoying now, be sure to give this at least an hour decant. Drink 2020-2032. – Washington Wine Report

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