Hedges Cellars Cms Red 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark ruby color. A hint of sweetness, medium plus body with well integrated tannins that linger on the long finish. A nicely balanced wine, with enough acid and tannin to make this an excellent compliment to many foods.

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Hedges Family Estate:
We used inspiration and determination to create a distinctive place to grow the grapes that We hoped would be well-suited to the terroir. Building a French chateau was a natural way to bring our Old World family's heritage to Eastern Washington.

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Snooth User: drsint
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3.00 5
02/26/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Hedges Cellars Cms Red

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Cab Franc are the C, M and S in the name. Strong roasted coffee scents set off the brisk entry; the syrah seems to juice up the fruit while the cabs punch up the tannins. There are a lot of smoky, roasted flavors, and the wine has a good solid grip. Very tasty and appealing.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

The blend is half Cab and half Merlot and a splash of Syrah; hence the moniker C-M-S. A full 20% of the fruit comes from the winery's vineyards in the Red Mountain AVA. It captures the complexity of far more expensive red blends, with a succinct mix of red fruits, mineral and fresh-roasted coffee-bean flavors. This and the winery's superb blended white wine may be the two best bargains in Washington.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Young, bright, sharply defined, this brings berry and cranberry fruit in a blend of Caberbet Sauvignon, Merlot and a splash of Syrah. Hints of pepper and herb suggest this as a companion to, say, lamb sausage. Then, as the wine opens in the glass, cherry candy comes on strong. Very pretty.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

For the first time this popular blend contains no Yakima Valley fruit. The savvy blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah works like a charm. Outside of the Ste. Michelle brands, this is probably the most consistent, balanced and expressive red wine blend that is value-priced and widely available from Washington state. It's elegant, somewhat European in style, with light, polished fruit flavors of plum, berry and cherry.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Firm, grainy texture surrounds a nice core of cherry and spice flavors trying to poke through. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Best after 2005.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Classic, rich and supple; this tastes like a far more expensive wine. It has a European polish, mixing plum, berry and cherry fruit with darker streaks of tar, coffee and smoke. The 13.5% alcohol is perfectly ripe and stylish, and the wine has good length, precision and complexity.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

On the light side, with pretty cherry and raspberry flavors lurking under a floral, peppery layer of tannins, finishing crisp. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2005.


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Dark ruby color. A hint of sweetness, medium plus body with well integrated tannins that linger on the long finish. A nicely balanced wine, with enough acid and tannin to make this an excellent compliment to many foods.

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