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Almquist Family Vintners' 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Almquist Family Vintners’ 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Since moving to Washington I have been drinking a lot of Cabernet Sauvignon as it is one of the better grown varietals grown in the state. It has quickly become my second favorite reds to drink. I just love the juiceyness of the wine that finishes with that great note of green peppers and currants.

For this week’s Wine Wednesday I’ve chosen Almquist Family Vintners’ 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. The cool thing about these wine makers is that they buy their fruit from farmers here in Washington and then make their wine right in downtown Seattle.

-Color: Deep, deep dark purple. Can’t see through the glass when even held up to the light. Decent Legs on her.

-Nose: Dark cherries and plums. Once it opens up you can smell that green pepper that Cabs are known for.

-Flavor: Savory fruit up front. Almost like cooked currants and you get the slightest bit of green pepper on the back end. Medium Acidity with ok tannins.

-Rating: 3.25/5- It’s decent and I would buy it again. Even give it as a gift or take it to a dinner party. Would be an excellent everyday swiller.  I would just like a bit more complexity out of it. Seems like it lost a bit of its flavor in the aging process.



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