Best Buy! Here’s a splendid example of the king of wines, yet it’s priced for everyday enjoyment. Elegant aromas begin with toasted sesame, blackberry and chocolate, backed by cherry, blueberry, tobacco and maple syrup. The smooth drink delivers creamy flavors of Marionberry milk shake, dark cherries and chocolate. Moderate tannins and great acidity provide a harmonious balance, and a pinch of sweet herbs in the finish adds complexity. It’s the largest production of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Pacific Northwest, so it’s easy to find and worthy of a case purchase. Suggested fare includes duck, veal and a steak topped with Rogue Creamery’s Oregon Blue.
Production: 729,000 cases