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Charles Smith Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Charles Smith Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
 
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Wine Spectator:  Rated as Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style. "Supple and inviting, with complex flavors of dark berries and plum shaded with hints of bacon and star anise. The finish rolls along unimpeded by the polished tannins. Drink now through 2016." Dec 2011

Winery:  "Savory and supple. Flavors of cassis, dark berries and pipe tobacco coat the palate for a long and satisfying finish.....Not French - 'MERICAN!" — Charles Smith

Wired For Wine:  Back by very popular demand, Charles Smith Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon.  The supple nature of the Chateau Smith will win you over at your first sip of complex dark berries fruit, toast and tobacco. Pour a generous glass and surrender to it with a platter of your favorite antipasti. We love this lush Washington Cabernet with roasted red peppers and hard Italian salami. As for the entree, this Charles Smith pairs best with robust meat dishes such as lamb, beef and some game. The star anise in this Cab brings out the best in a lamb paillard sandwich with shaved Parmesan, grilled onions and eggplant, and mint pesto. Be sure and use a crusty fresh bread. The polished tannins in this luscious red will showcase a T-bone steak grilled just the way you like it. We highly recommend pressing coarsely grated black pepper and sea salt into both sides of the steak before cooking. A heady wild mushroom risotto next to that steak will engage the earthy side of this rock star red. Take a moment to catch your breath, and then pour the last glass or two with a grilled slice of dark chocolate pound cake, warm chocolate sauce and a scoop of espresso gelato on top. Buckle up winelovers; it's going to be a delicious ride!

Size:  750ml; screw cap
Varietal:  80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petite Verdot, 6% Syrah
Alcohol:  14.2%
Aging:     Fermented in stainless, French oak aged
Region:   Horse Heaven Hills, Washington
Regular Price $24.00
Sale Price $17.47
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