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Cs Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8232 ratings
8.76 pro ratings
Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Justin Hart

For the price ($17) this is a freaking awesome cab. The cherry and tobacco notes are strong. It may not linger like a much more expensive cab, but that isn’t a problem, just a preference. Yum!

For the price ($17) this is a freaking awesome cab. The cherry and tobacco notes are strong. It may not linger like a much more expensive cab, but that isn’t a problem, just a preference. Yum!

Jan 7th, 2018
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
"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
Chris Sutoto-Haywood

Black cherry and a decent amount of clove up your nose. Resinous and leathery footnotes, it's aging. Fruity and tannic enough to go for at least another 5, but perhaps missing body and intensity. Really enjoyable though and not creeping into the zinf zone which is a plus for me.

Black cherry and a decent amount of clove up your nose. Resinous and leathery footnotes, it's aging. Fruity and tannic enough to go for at least another 5, but perhaps missing body and intensity. Really enjoyable though and not creeping into the zinf zone which is a plus for me.

Jan 26th, 2019
Eric Lapainee

Was very good with a rôti. The bottle could have take 2 or 3 years in the cave, but it was still a really good.

Was very good with a rôti. The bottle could have take 2 or 3 years in the cave, but it was still a really good.

Jan 4th, 2019
Lora Smith

Holy tannins Batman!

Holy tannins Batman!

Nov 8th, 2018
Sandeep Konchady

Heavy bodied full flavor wine

Heavy bodied full flavor wine

Aug 18th, 2018
Keith Swan

Little dry

Little dry

Jul 15th, 2018