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Cs Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8741 ratings
8.733 pro ratings
Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

8.3

Extracted, yet value derived. Shows the fruit easily enough, but falls short on the herbaceous and botanicals, though expected.

Extracted, yet value derived. Shows the fruit easily enough, but falls short on the herbaceous and botanicals, though expected.

Dec 20th, 2017
Mahmure

Mahmure had this 3 years ago

Mahmure had this 3 years ago

3 people found it helpfulJun 5th, 2015
Shannon Dillingham

Dry, smooth. Medium tannins. Dark berries, vanilla & a slight smokiness. Good value cab.

Dry, smooth. Medium tannins. Dark berries, vanilla & a slight smokiness. Good value cab.

3 people found it helpfulMay 8th, 2015
Frank Kuo

Color of hazy inky purple with some green brownish note on the rim. Nose of nice dark chocolate, black cherries, herbs, and a bit spice, all moderate strength. Taste of young and dominant acidity, powerful tannins, black cherry, and some bittersweet zesty note. Sweet cherries come stronger on the second wave, same is the bitterness probably from sulfates. Aftertaste is zesty(a bit too strong on my opinion), a bit dark chocolate, some cedar wood on the back of the tongue, and medium short. A wine that is above average to drink on a normal day. A wine that has enough flavors to qualify as a quality bottle but no WOW factor for a prime time.

Color of hazy inky purple with some green brownish note on the rim. Nose of nice dark chocolate, black cherries, herbs, and a bit spice, all moderate strength. Taste of young and dominant acidity, powerful tannins, black cherry, and some bittersweet zesty note. Sweet cherries come stronger on the second wave, same is the bitterness probably from sulfates. Aftertaste is zesty(a bit too strong on my opinion), a bit dark chocolate, some cedar wood on the back of the tongue, and medium short. A wine that is above average to drink on a normal day. A wine that has enough flavors to qualify as a quality bottle but no WOW factor for a prime time.

2 people found it helpfulDec 20th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Big and chocolatey with grippy tannins and nice oak.

Big and chocolatey with grippy tannins and nice oak.

2 people found it helpfulMay 27th, 2015
"Odedi"

It's Friday and I'm ready for my Cabernet fix. This week it's one from Washington State.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.


Fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raisins, figs, vanilla, licorice, oak, spices, earth, leather, green tea and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, vegetables, leather, earth, chocolates, peppercorn and pencil lead.

Medium plus on the finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Washington Cabernet is drinking very nicely now. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Showing a nice structure with ample black fruits and a touch of earthiness.

Last time I had it, it needed an hour to open up properly. I used the
#VSpin this time, for 10 minutes, and it did the trick, and brought in tannins and complexity.

Will be good in the next couple of years. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate, nuts and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$17.

It's Friday and I'm ready for my Cabernet fix. This week it's one from Washington State.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.


Fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raisins, figs, vanilla, licorice, oak, spices, earth, leather, green tea and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, vegetables, leather, earth, chocolates, peppercorn and pencil lead.

Medium plus on the finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Washington Cabernet is drinking very nicely now. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Showing a nice structure with ample black fruits and a touch of earthiness.

Last time I had it, it needed an hour to open up properly. I used the
#VSpin this time, for 10 minutes, and it did the trick, and brought in tannins and complexity.

Will be good in the next couple of years. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate, nuts and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$17.

1 person found it helpfulMay 4th, 2018
Allison Lyzenga

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry, black plum, vanilla, graphite; developing; dry, medium plus acid, high tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of blackberry, vanilla, black plum, jammy; medium finish

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry, black plum, vanilla, graphite; developing; dry, medium plus acid, high tannins, high alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of blackberry, vanilla, black plum, jammy; medium finish

1 person found it helpfulNov 30th, 2017
Bryant Bickel

Now that's a fucking label 😂 wish that was the real label, bold Charles Smith bold 😂💯

Now that's a fucking label 😂 wish that was the real label, bold Charles Smith bold 😂💯

1 person found it helpfulAug 17th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

Followed an excellent $70 Cabernet from Calistoga, so some palate recalibration was required. This sets the minimum standard for what's 'high' quality in domestic Cabernet Sauvignon. Black cherry cut with cranberry, along with black licorice, loam based minerality, and just the right amount of grip.

Followed an excellent $70 Cabernet from Calistoga, so some palate recalibration was required. This sets the minimum standard for what's 'high' quality in domestic Cabernet Sauvignon. Black cherry cut with cranberry, along with black licorice, loam based minerality, and just the right amount of grip.

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2016
Jay Traver

One hour of breath and now we're talkin. Smells like a S'more PopTart. Chocolately, creamy, some bright berries. The initial mouthfeel is mildly abrasive. It hits hard with big, soft oak. Confectionery. The tannins hang around for over 1 minute. This cab is RAD!!
RP92 $16.99 at Ashe's

One hour of breath and now we're talkin. Smells like a S'more PopTart. Chocolately, creamy, some bright berries. The initial mouthfeel is mildly abrasive. It hits hard with big, soft oak. Confectionery. The tannins hang around for over 1 minute. This cab is RAD!!
RP92 $16.99 at Ashe's

1 person found it helpfulJun 23rd, 2016