Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Intrinsic Wine Co.

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with plums, cherries, oak, blueberries, vanilla, licorice, cloves, chocolates, mocha, spices, green vegetables, bitter herbs, light barnyard and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, cloves, light vanilla, vegetables, wet leaves, bitter herbs, spices and peppercorn.

Medium on the finish with soft tannins, bitter herbs and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State. Not fully balanced yet, with a nice mouthfeel and mild complexity.

Still young and bitter on the mid palate. Needs a couple of years in the bottle to mature and remove some of bitterness.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 12 days ago

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Very artistic bottle.


Pursued by Bear Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The 2014 ‘Columbia Valley’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a fantastic new wine by proprietor Kyle MacLaughlin. Needing a one hour decant to fully develop, the wine shows off creme de cassis, Turkish coffee and smoked pork shoulder aromas. The palate is plush, showing a silky mouthfeel. Toasty oak wraps around black tea, blackberry pie and brandied black cherry flavors. Rich and decadent, this great Cabernet will cellar well for the next fifteen plus years. — 4 days ago

Osoyoos Larose

Pétales d'Osoyoos Merlot Blend 2014


Wow I have never had this label but I will again for sure. This Okanagan Bordeaux style blend has a Rich fruit aroma, full bodied mouth feel, well balanced with notes of red berries, caramel, vanilla and smooth long legs. This wine is an absolute delight. From Fernie BC Cheers to all my Delectable friends 🍷🇨🇦 — 14 hours ago

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Good on you mate promoting BC wines. Cheers! 🍷


Sounds tasty. I bought a bottle of Osoyoos LaRose but I thought it was the only one they made. I'll keep my eye out. Did you get it at the BC liquor store? 🍷

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@AgeyFixey Agey I didn’t get it at the Provincial Liquor store but a small privately owned one here in Fernie that stocks a reasonable amount of lesser known but quality Okanagan wines . Cheers 🍷

Isenhower Cellars

Batchelor's Button Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Walla Walla Valley. Grapes from five vineyards, 76/9/8/7 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot. Dense purple in color, highly extracted. Butter, mustard green and black currant notes in nose initially. Similar flavors in mouth with light seed and skin tannins, light astringency on opening. Blueberry seed and black pepper flavors emerges after 30 minutes, Herbal, caraway seed aromas and mustard seed flavors emerge after 45 minutes. Well balanced, well crafted. Light seed bitterness persists in an attractive way. Light, bright mostly citric acidity in finish with cool minerality that gradually emerges. My last bottle of this vintage; wish I’d bought more... — 14 days ago

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Such a pretty label. Would be a nice painting. Cheers!

Betz Family Winery

Père de Famille Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The 2015 'Pere de Famille' is a Cabernet based wine with a touch of Petit Verdot blended in. It was aged for 19 months in new French oak prior to bottling and the resultant wine starts out with a lovely combination of red and dark fruits along with green bell pepper nuances on the nose. The plush texture entices, as the wine unveils flavors of red cherries, wild blackberry cobbler, lavender and a kiss of milk chocolate. Balanced, with wonderful weight, this wine will likely begin to show its best after some short-term cellaring. Drink 2019-2033- 94 — 3 days ago

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Dunham Cellars

XIV Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The 2015 Dunham Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is a fantastic effort from this warm vintage. The wine shows toasty oak that wraps around blackberry cordial and smoked meats with sagebrush undertones on the nose. The palate is soft, delivering a silky mouthfeel. Light tannins connect with copious dark fruits and chocolate flavors. This is simply delicious now and should continue to drink well over the next handful of years. Drink 2019-2029- 92 — 4 days ago

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Long Shadows Vintners Collection

Sangiovese Blend 2011

The 2016 Long Shadows 'Saggi' is a thrilling blend of Sangiovese (Boushey and Candy Mountain Vineyards) with 29% Cabernet Sauvignon (Weinbau Vineyard) and the remainder Syrah (Den Hoed Dutchman and Bacchus Vineyards). The nose is drop-dead gorgeous with bacon fat, black olive tapenade, mocha and fennel. The stunning range of aromas bring you back to the glass for more. Revealing a silky texture and a wonderfully ripe mouthfeel, this slowly unveils smoked meat, black tea, milk chocolate covered cherry and roasted fig flavors. Decadent, layered and downright delicious, this beautiful wine will enjoy an exceedingly long life in the cellar. Drink 20-9-2033- 95 — 8 days ago

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark ruby in color with a short purple/ reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, cherry pie, spices, oak, vanilla, mint, chocolates, dark coffee, black pepper, earth and leather.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, light vegetables, vanilla, licorice, herbs, beef jerky, dark chocolates and coffee.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Washington Cabernet Sauvignon is always enjoyable. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. I really liked the length on the finish.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (one hour), and shows the complexity.

Drinking very nicely now and will be better in a couple of years.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 17 days ago

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Cedar Creek Estate Winery

Okanagan Valley Cabernet Merlot 2016


A delightful Okanagan red, presenting wonderful fruit aromas, a rich fullness, tones of blackberries and a smooth finish. 14.4% alc/vol. From snowy BC Cheers 🍷🇨🇦 — 2 days ago

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Sparkman Cellars

Holler Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The 2016 ‘Holler’ Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the Columbia Valley. The nose is terrific with spicebox, black tea and pipe tobacco aromas that connect with black fruits. The palate shows a soft texture and wonderful mouthfeel. Black tea, blackberry cobbler and chocolate flavors all mingle nicely. Drink 2018-2026- 92
— 3 days ago

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