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2007 Madsen Family Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Destiny Ridge Vineyard
A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red Table wine from , Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA,

Review by
Wine Advocate #190 (Aug 2010)
Rating: 93
Drink 2014 - 2027
Cost: $30

The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Destiny Ridge Vineyard is a glass-coating opaque purple color. It sports a brooding bouquet of cigar box, Asian spices, olives, violets, and a confiture of black fruits. Dense and mouth-coating, this rich, already complex, opulent Cabernet will reward 4-5 years of cellaring and will effortlessly see its 20th birthday. www.madsenfamilycellars.com


2006 Madsen Family Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Seth Ryan Vineyards
A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red Table wine from , Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA,

Review by
Wine Advocate #190 (Aug 2010)
Rating: 92
Drink 2013 - 2026
Cost: $30

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Seth Ryan Vineyards is purple/black in color with a superb nose of sandalwood, Asian spices, incense, herbs, black currant, and blackberry that jumps from the glass. Dense, rich, and full-flavored on the palate, this impeccably balanced Cabernet will benefit from several more years of cellaring and offer prime drinking from 2013 to 2026. www.madsenfamilycellars.com


2007 Madsen Family Cellars Merlot
A Merlot Dry Red Table wine from Washington, USA,

Review by
Wine Advocate #190 (Aug 2010)
Rating: 91
Drink 2010 - 2019
Cost: $26

Madsen Family Cellars 2007 Merlot is dark ruby in color with an enticing nose of sandalwood, tobacco, lavender, incense, cassis, and black currant. Smooth-textured and ripe on the palate with excellent volume, this round, forward effort can be approached now but will evolve for another 1-2 years and provide pleasure through 2019. www.madsenfamilycellars.com


Madsen Family Cellars 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $30
Rating: Recommended

Review: Here marks the first sizable vintage for this couple in Lacey, Wash., and the primary fruit source for this release - Destiny Ridge Vineyard - shows they mean business. A dense profile of black cherries, prunes, allspice, cigar box, green tea and eucalyptus makes for a mouth-filling wine, but the finish of youthful tannins and Baker's chocolate should reward patience.

-Wine Press Northwest: Spring 2010 issue

March 14, 2010 Madsen Family Cellars participated in the "Bags and Bottles" event to honor and raise funds for Gilda's Club Seattle , a group providing support for those affected by cancer. The Seattle blog called "Seattlest " published a review of the function on their Arts and Events page March 15th. Of the 32 wineries pouring wine at the function, only two were singled out for mention:

"32 local wineries were present offering shopper’s(sic) a taste of their latest selections including Sojen Cellar’s(sic) fantastic Cabernet Blend and Madsen Family Cellar’s(sic) delightfully smooth Merlot."

-Seattlest


"Entreés: One of Cicada’s signature entrees is oven-roasted Northwest quail (farm-raised) with chipotle and cherry sauce, served with roasted yams. Roberson is excited about cabernet franc, a red wine with which many wine novices might not be familiar. “I find cabernet franc to be more versatile for food pairing – and often to have more depth and nuance – than similar cabernet sauvignons in the same price range,” he said. His choice for the quail is Madsen Family Cellars' Cabernet Franc*, Washington state. The winery is located in the Olympia area and sources grapes from around the state. Roberson said the wine “possesses the telltale notes of baking spice and pepper on a long finish of well-integrated oak, and is beautiful with any small game bird such as quail.”

-"State wines pair well with Northwest dishes ": The Tacoma News Tribune, March 17, 2010

Madsen Family Cellars
2009 Chardonnay
Yakima Valley
$18.00

Dana Madsen operates his winery just outside of Olympia, Washington crafting a wide variety of red and white wines. His 2009 Chardonnay was fermented in new French oak barrels and aged in stainless steel. Well received by our tasting panel, it shows aromas of floral perfume, melon, lychee and pear, leading to a palate of melon, pear and citrus with a crisp finish perfect to accompany lighter meats and appetizers.

-"Wines of the Week" by Chuck Hill; Wines Northwest, March 28, 2011

*Capitalization, bold, and punctuation added by Madsen Family Cellars.

2008 Madsen Family Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red Table wine from

Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a glass-coating opaque purple color. Aromas of cedar, Asian spices, incense, violets, and black currants inform the nose of a ripe, savory, nicely proportioned wine that conceals enough structure to evolve for 3-4 years. This solid effort will deliver prime drinking from 2013 to 2023.

By Dr. Jay Miller, Wine Advocate #197 Oct 2011

2008 Madsen Family Cellars Othello

A Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from

Columbia Valley, Washington, USA

Madsen Family’s 2008 Othello is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This full-bodied, powerful blend has plenty of muscle but comes up slightly short on complexity. Give it 2-3 years of additional cellaring (which could add nuance) and drink it from 2013 to 2020.

By Dr. Jay Miller, Wine Advocate #197 Oct 2011