Mullan Road Cellars was founded in 2012 by Dennis Cakebread of the renowned Cakebread Cellars winery in Napa Valley. A 40-year veteran of the wine trade, Dennis embarked on a mission to make a world-class Washington State wine embodying the rich history and terroir of the Northwest. Inspired by the adventurous 1850s expedition to build the first wagon road into Eastern Washington, Mullan Road Cellars celebrates the pioneering spirit with each wine it blends. The grapes for Mullan Road Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon come from several outstanding, low-yielding vineyards in the newly designated Royal Slope appellation including Stillwater Creek Vineyard and Lawrence Solaksen Vineyard.

93 Points
Tasting Panel
2017 vintage
93 Points
Jeb Dunnuck
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2019 vintage started out very wet with over a foot of snow falling in February and March. The excess moisture from the late winter snow contributed to a tremendous amount of early season growth. The late spring and summer were warm with short stretches over 100 degrees. Heading into the fall the vintage looked primed for ripe, richly flavored wines, and harvest occurred between October 3rd - 30th.
Tasting Note
Initial aromas of black currants, plum puree, and a hint of desert sage are complemented upon swirling with a loamy minerality. The palate has good volume, fine tannins and a dense but weightless feel with a complex mixture of black fruits. It shows good structure and has great clarity of fruit with an open and accessible profile.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot
PH: 3.92
ABV: 14.3%
AGING: Aged French and American oak barrels, 49% new, blended in February 2021 and bottled in September 2021
Unique Selling Points
  • Fruit comes from famed vineyards primarily in newly designated Royal Slope AVA
  • This small-production, age-worthy, elegant Cabernet showcases the best of Royal Slope
  • Winemaker Aryn Morell is a WA native with extensive experience in WA and Napa Valley

About the Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
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