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By Charles Smith

 2016 Washington

Cabernet Sauvignon

90-93 Wine Advocate



A truly magnificent effort is this 2106 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Charles Smith portfolio. The only other Cabernet Sauvignon that comes close to this quality level is the amazing Fortnight Cabernet Sauvignon which we have sold hundreds of cases since last December. Having two wines of this quality at the same price-point when domestic Cabernet Sauvignon prices are soaring is truly remarkable. The review from the Wine Advocate is spot on with its assessment. The review mentions the incredible high quality but for some reason doesn't emphasize the ridiculous value.

This goes to the top of the list in 2018 as one of the value Cabernet Sauvignon deals of the year!

From Wine Advocate: The deep, inky-colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that will see 12 months in French oak. It offers terrific notes of cassis, blueberries, violets and wood smoke, medium to full body, ripe tannin and a classy finish. It way over-delivers for the price. It's worth pointing out that this cuvee comes mostly from vineyards planted, and farmed, by Charles Smith and Brennan Leighton; this undoubtedly contributes to the incredibly high quality.

See you soon!