8 Washington Cabs to drink now

by | Jul 7, 2013 | Washington wine | 0 comments

Glaze 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $15

Washington wineBest Buy! For us, this has a lot of “Wow” by showing that kind of high-quality consistence. This wine is made by Ross Mickel of Ross Andrew Winery in Woodinville, Wash., and it’s marketed by Precept Wine in Seattle. It’s a rich, fresh wine with aromas of black plum, minerality, dark chocolate and black pepper. On the palate, it is approachable now, thanks to mild tannins and round flavors of chocolate, black cherry and bright acidity. This affordable Cab has a high yummy factor.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,200 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is founding partner of Great Northwest Wine LLC and a longtime wine columnist. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books.

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