Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Ex Nihilo Vineyards

Night Okanagan Valley Merlot Blend 2016

The grapes for this Bordeaux style come exclusively from Black Sage Bench vineyards. It’s an elegant blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, and Merlot that deliver a well balanced wine resplendent in notes of blackberry, plum, pepper and chocolate. Softer tannins add to the elegance. An excellently crafted wine. — 10 days ago

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Optu Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Nose of this is 100% Kit-Kat bar. This is the only thing that came to mind. The entry is soft, well rounded, black fruits, dates and herbed nuts. Finishes with a hint of toasted cedar. This wine will continue to develop and I think it will be singing in 5 years. Today, not bad for sure. Feel this one will achieve 93-94 but solid 91 now. — 10 days ago

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Everything about this was smooth and velvet like. I don’t imagine this will age as long as other WA state cab blends, but it is super accessible now. Rich and decadent aromatics of chocolate, baked mixed berry pie and nutmeg. The entry and mid palate on this was so soft...soft fig, blue and black fruit, plum and baking spices. Not super complex, but quite tasty.

Rasa Vineyards

Plus One Kiona Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a sneaky little wine. Mint and leather on the nose, but not in high degree. Dried cherries on the front, but not enough of those flavors to make it fruit forward. A light to medium tannic structure that is neither puckery nor velvety. Ending with lingering soft high notes. At first I wasn’t really paying attention to its unpretentiousness, but then I realized that every landmark in my mouth was pleased and smiling. It’s like one of those subtle Grand Cru Bordeauxs that, once every decade or so, give us something brilliant and memorable. Well, after that spiel, I should probably give it a 10.0, but I’ve never tasted a 10.0 — so I’m giving it a 9.8. I can’t think that I’ve given anything more than 9.6. So take it from me that this is a pretty fooking great wine! — 15 days ago


Tapteil Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

A very delicious and balanced blend with fresh boysenberry, blueberry and blackberry with emerging notes of smoke, flint, mulled spices, menthol and vegetal undertones. Pretty smooth on the mouthfeel with tannins well on their way to resolution. — 12 days ago

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Quilceda Creek

CVR Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

Forgot to take a photo of the bottle before our server took it, oops. Wow was this tasting nice for a 10 y/o bottle. So much dark fruit on this with some lovely chocolate and spice notes. Decanted a bit and enjoyed for a few hours with dinner. Such an amazing wine for the price. — 14 days ago

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Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Fruit forward, soft tannin, some dusty flavour.
Very easy drinking wine. Served with NY strip, Caesar salad, & roasted potato salad.
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Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

John Howard

Relatively well balanced cab. Good value. — 3 days ago

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Betz Family Winery

Père de Famille Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Boysenberry and blackberries dominate the pallet. Big nose is a plus for this young cab. While time will be its friend, it was a pleasure to drink — 17 days ago

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Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Happy 4th! Signed by the man himself, Ben Smith, during a wonderful visit to the winery in Seattle some years ago. The wine has years to develop but ready to drink—gorgeous cherry, vanilla, cedar, figs, menthol and unsweetened cocoa — 11 days ago

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Sparkman Cellars

Holler Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Huge bang for your buck. Impressive... — 11 days ago

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