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Cs Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8612 ratings
8.726 pro ratings
Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
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
Mahmure

Mahmure had this 3 years ago

Mahmure had this 3 years ago

2 people found it helpfulJun 5th, 2015
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
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.

2 people found it helpfulMay 8th, 2015
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
P Plusquellec

P had this 3 years ago

P had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 13th, 2015
Keith E

Keith had this 3 years ago

Keith had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 27th, 2015
Jason W Smith

Jason had this 3 years ago

Jason had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 27th, 2015