Intrinsic Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Columbia Valley, Washington State 


My Rating 91 Points.   

Price $22.

This week my Friday’s Cabernet fix is from Columbia Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Strong fruity nose with black currants, sweet plums, figs, vanilla, licorice, earth, wood, vegetables, bell pepper, eucalyptus, black pepper, spices, chocolates, tobacco and mocha.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity, and smooth with long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, cherries, raspberries, earth, vegetables, oak, cloves, vanilla, spices, espresso, mocha, wood and peppercorn.

Long finish with big angular tannins and black pepper.

This is a wonderful Cabernet from Columbia Valley. Still young, but already enjoyable even by itself. Almost balanced, with great complexity and a nice mouthfeel. The nose shows like a California Cabernet.

90 points Wine Enthusiasts.

Needs a couple of years in the bottle to mature and get even better. I had the 2014 vintage a few months ago, and I like the 2015 better.

A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. 50% of the blend was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Better after an hour in a decanter.

This is just yummy!

14.5% alcohol by volume.

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