Smasne Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $30

By on July 2, 2014

smasne-cellars-logo-blackRobert Smasne’s work with many of Washington state’s top growers often shows in his Cabernet Sauvignon program, and this is one of his largest efforts. Rich barrel tones create aromas of Baker’s chocolate, black cherry, plum and coffee, backed by notes of mahogany, dill and mint. It’s a sturdy Cab with broad shoulders of plum skins, yet the fruit flavors cherry, plum juice and blueberry keep up. The finish is a coffee-lover’s delight with touches of mocha, chocolate and vanilla.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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