Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Columbia Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
Washington, Usa

$24.95 (280107)

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May 26, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

The affable, character-full wines of Charles Smith are always a pleasure to encounter. This cabernet is plump with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Simple, ripe, fruity and oaky, with chocolate-vanilla flavour and firm, hard, wood tannins. Average length. Basic...

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Community Reviews (3)

Carol Ann Jessiman
Carol Ann Jessiman

Full bodied with rich dark fruit and spice flavours and aromas. A touch too much alcohol, but still and enjoyable wine.

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dmytro
dmytro

Can I have the bottle that Harvey Steiman from WS had?
Not a bad $15 wine sold here for $25. Nice concentration, black fruit, tar and, yes, vanilla. Feels a bit disjointed. Celebrity equivalent: Nick Nolte after the police arrest.

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Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

If you run out of vanilla extract, you could probably substitute this wine. There's some black fruits and some spice, but you have to work to get past the vanilla to smell/taste them. Maybe in two years it will be better integrated, but it's almost undrinkable at this point.

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