Pursued by Bear, "Bear Cub" Red Blend
Staff Pick

Pursued by Bear, "Bear Cub" Red Blend - 2018

Item # 42572 750mL
$38.96/ Single Bottle
$467.52 $420.77/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A youthful and lively blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Aged for 28 months in new French oak barrels. The grapes were sourced from eight distinct vineyards from the Horse Heaven Hills to the Walla Walla Valley.


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Staff Pick Notes

Another home run from Kyle Maclachlan's Pursued By Bear imprint. This red blend is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with some Syrah and Merlot thrown in. It's a rich wine with excellent depth. The Bear Cub boasts delicious notes of dark fruits, dark chocolate, tobacco, and black coffee - as black as midnight on a moonless night. The grapes are sourced from eight different vineyards from across South Central Washington State, the region where Kyle grew up. But this isn't your average celebrity passion project, the man is knowledgeable and hands-on during the winemaking process, and it shows in the wines' quality, drinkability, and complexity. While "what I want and what I need are two different things," I both want and need this wine in my life, and so do you.

- MM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Merlot

The next time you hear someone say they never touch Merlot, tell them that it's too bad, because you were just about to open a few bottles of Château Pétrus and Le Pin, and you have no one to share them with. Some wine drinkers are quick to dismiss varieties that become too fashionable, but Merlot is popular for good reason. It has one of the most impressive and distinctive textures of any wine,...

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Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The result of an illicit affair a hundred-odd years ago between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon today enjoys more worldwide popularity than both of its parents combined. It is the principal grape of Bordeaux, and as such has rightly earned its place among the greatest and most long-lived wines of the Old World; of course, it is also the most heralded grape of California,...

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