8 Washington Cabs to drink now

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

Nodland Cellars 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $38

Washington wineSpokane vintner Tim Nodland blended 90% Cabernet Sauvignon from highly regarded Pepper Bridge Vineyard with 10% Petit Verdot from Seven Hills to craft a delicious high-end red. This opens with aromas of plum, black cherry and vanilla, followed by flavors of black currant, dark chocolate and exotic spices. It’s a gentle wine with pleasant structure and is ready to drink now.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 85

Alcohol: 15%

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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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