There are hundreds of wines that taste like this for much less. Too much oak (for my palette) to enjoy now. It is a drinkable wine, but similar wines can be purchased for half the price.
We toured Kings Estates winery in October and were introduced to their NxNW Walla Walla Cabernet. This is a great wine for about $30-$35 a bottle. It's a good value for the price, and I recommend it to anyone. I gave the wine to several friends for Xmas, and the response was tremendous.
This particular Cabernet Sauvignon is made using grapes grown in Walla Walla Valley. This area of Washington is inclined to warmer and dryer weather, making it a prime location to grow grapes for cabernet Sauvignon. Personally, I'm not a big fan of red wines, but this one is excellent. It doesn't come at a cheap though. I purchased a bottle for $35 while visit King Estate, but it's worth the price. This Cabernet Sauvignon is subtlety "sweet" and smooth in my opinion. It is not as dry as other Cabernets that I have tasted. This wine leaves a light, short taste of summer blackberries. Just wonderful. Can't afford $35 ? I highly suggest taking the short drive out to King Estate off Lorane Highway to take a few samples. They are very generous and offer tastes of about 6-7 wines. Check out my full review here: http://eugenewineguide.blogspot.com/2008/01/nxnw-walla-walla-2005-caberet-sauvignon.html Wine Maker's Notes Aroma: Blackberry, blue fruits, cocoa, caramel/vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oak spice. Flavor: Blackberry, currant, cassis, and lingering black pepper spices. Alcohol Content: 13.5%
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