Cabernet Sauvignon: Washington’s top grape

by | Mar 16, 2014 | Featured wines, Grapes, News, Washington wine | 0 comments

Smasne Cellars 2010 Upland Vineyard Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, Snipes Mountain, $45

smasne-cellars-logo-whiteOne of this decade’s most decorated red wine winemakers continues his association with this historic Yakima Valley vineyard for a delicious and easy-drinking Cab. Aromas of milk chocolate, black cherry, cola and blueberry are joined by cherry wood. There’s a match on the palate, backed by plums and leather with a medium structure of tannin and acidity.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 126 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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