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2012 Charles Smith Cabernet Sauvignon "Chateau Smith"

Chateau Smith 2012

Winery: Charles Smith

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chateau Smith"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot & 1% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 17,968

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 26, 2014

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Cabernet from Washington State is a very good everyday wine. It opens with a fragrant black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a tasty ripe red raspberry and black plum blend with notes of black cherry. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors are nicely prolonged. This wine would pair well with a steak calzone. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: 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! Pair with: Pappardelle with Porcini and Pistachios.

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