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2016 Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon "Columbia Valley"

Intrinsic 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Intrinsic

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Columbia Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon & 4% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 130,000

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: September 26, 2018

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington state did very well in our blind tasting. It opens with a fragrant black cherry bouquet with a hint of bee’s wax, plum and strawberry licorice. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, velvety smooth and juicy. The flavor profile is a red plum and red currant blend with notes of mocha and cola. The finish is dry and its medium tannins fade away nicely. The Panel thought this Cab would pair well with game bird. Roasted pheasant with bacon and vegetables was suggested. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 vintage of Intrinsic has a wonderful floral nose, complemented by aromas of cherry and leather. The flavors are layered with tones of blueberry jam, pomegranate and chocolate. The texture is rustic, yet silky, with a unique savory and inviting finish. The raw characteristics of Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon pair nicely with grilled meats such as lamb, beef and pork, and seared vegetables.

Organic status: not organic

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