As a Washington State native, I grew up with the fresh seafood and produce native to the area. I look forward to local strawberries in the spring & sweet corn in late summer. As well as fresh caught Dungeness Crab out of Puget Sound and the flavorful beef produced by local farmers. The Northwest offers an abundance of wonderful ingredients to work with.
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So I felt it only fitting to open up my bottle in celebration this weekend. This cab is sourced from 9 different vineyards in the Columbia Valley with 31% coming from Champoux vineyards. It is aged 22 months in 50% new French and American oak and registers in a 14.6% alcohol.
We popped and poured this with a couple of our friends. On the nose - floral, wet cement, slight earthiness, dark berries and smoke. Taste notes - tart cherries, raspberry, earth. Slight acid, but very smooth. It may have smoothed out more after an hour or two, but frankly it didn't last that long between the 4 of us. I good 10-15 second finish on this wine. The concensus of the group was that this was a well deserve honor for a wonderful wine.
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