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Charles Smith Wines Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2016

Member Review by briananderson:

Black currant, tobacco, mint, and spice. Fruit and chocolate. With burgers or steak.

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Charles Smith:
First there was K Vintners, then the Magnificent Wine Company and now winemaker Charles Smith brings you his latest revelation. Charles Smith Wines: The Modernist Project is a response to how people generally consume wine today, that is immediately…as in immediately after being purchased at a market, restaurant or bar, to be drunk straight away. Wine in this category is typically ether simple, ... Read more
First there was K Vintners, then the Magnificent Wine Company and now winemaker Charles Smith brings you his latest revelation. Charles Smith Wines: The Modernist Project is a response to how people generally consume wine today, that is immediately…as in immediately after being purchased at a market, restaurant or bar, to be drunk straight away. Wine in this category is typically ether simple, or is a wine that would be much better a few years down the road. ‘Modernist Project’ wines are about putting as much into the bottle as possible. The intent is to create wines to be enjoyed now, but with typicity with regards to variety—that is merlot that tastes like merlot—and to the vineyard—wine that tastes like where it was grown. The wines are full of flavor, balanced, and true to their place of origin. Owner-winemaker Charles Smith with his big hair, kick ass attitude and bold packaging arrived in the Walla Walla Valley following eleven years in Scandinavia managing rock bands. Originally hailing from northern California, he has been involved with wine personally and professionally his entire life. Read less

Member Reviews for Charles Smith Wines Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

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Snooth User: briananderson
117635692
0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 05/14/2013

Black currant, tobacco, mint, and spice. Fruit and chocolate. With burgers or steak.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,546
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/30/2010

Really intense oaky aroma with blackberries. The mouth is similar to the nose, with some smoked meat. Fairly dry, with strong body acidity and tannins. Smooth finish.


Snooth User: samantha gaw
356700354
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 08/30/2010

medium bodied, restrained american cab. a little rhone-y. good balance of fruit, acid, tannins. medium finish.


Snooth User: Ivesreeves
1163949184
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/30/2012

Tannins tickle the tongue like Thelonious Monk at a keyboard. This can be a good or bad thing depending on your orientation. For me it was the only high point of an otherwise Pinaceaean offering. Too much oak and pine for this ensemble to earn anything more than 3 glasses, sorry.


Snooth User: cjcribb
282534134
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/10/2011

Rock star Winemaker Charles Smith of K Vintners has done an outstanding job with this sweet Cabernet from Washington State. Big, bold and best of all SUPER SMOOTH!


Snooth User: ernclrnt
104270715
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/11/2012

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: abeth
30482462
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/03/2009

This wine has a very light flavor and ends quickly. It has a deep red flavor, and a smokey smell. It doesn't pair well with food, but would be a good stand alone wine.


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External Reviews for Charles Smith Wines Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

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Source: We Speak Wine
10/31/2018

Notes: If you like Cabernet dark and rich, this is your sexy beast. Chocolate, dark cherries, tobacco leaf. It continues with earth and stone on an infinite finish. Production: Whole-Berry Fermentation Yeast: Native 25 Days on Skins 40% New French Oak Barrel Aged for 10 months on Lees


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2014 02/28/2017

Notes: If you like Cabernet dark and rich, this is your sexy beast. Chocolate, dark cherries, tobacco leaf. It continues with earth and stone on an infinite finish. Production: Whole-Berry Fermentation Yeast: Native 25 Days on Skins 40% New French Oak Barrel Aged for 10 months on Lees Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Merlot Total Acidity: 5.5 g/L pH: 3.81 Alcohol: 13.5%


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 05/01/2014

Classy and refined, its just damn amazing. Casiss, pencil lead, fresh herb and crushed granite. It is satin smooth and elegant, further defined with a super long finish. - Charles SmithAlcohol: 13.5%Total Acid: .59pH: 3.73Residual Sugar: none ** SOLD OUT **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 11/04/2014

The 2012 Chateau Smith is a wine long and rich in the mouth. Aromas of black cherry, wet earth, anise and a touch of toasted herbs with flavors and a finish to match. 2012 - A New Classic! - Charles SmithAlcohol: 14.1%Total Acid: .58pH: 3.86Residual Sugar: none


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 06/19/2013

Classy and refined, its just damn amazing. Casiss, pencil lead, fresh herb and crushed granite. It is satin smooth and elegant, further defined with a super long finish. - Charles SmithAlcohol: 13.5%Total Acid: .59pH: 3.73Residual Sugar: none


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 01/23/2013

Super smooth. Cedar, Rainier cherry, dark rose. A Washington Cabernet with a real sense of place. Ultra-balanced...ultra-fine! - Charles Smith ** Only 3 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 05/11/2011

Charles Smith Wines Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2008 750ML


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