Hudson Shah Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2012

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   Columbia Valley

Varietal   Cabernet Sauvignon

Retail Price   $14

ABV   13.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Deepest, darkest ruby red color.

Aromatics

Lovely ripe red and black fruits (with red cherry and blackberry battling fore the lead) fill the nose with accents of mineral, spice, and soft earth notes.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering a juicy, ripe fruit core with tart berries, brown spices, and mineral in support offering complexity.

Intensity & Texture

Full bodies and generous with silky fruit and complex spice notes adding interest with little to no tannins in the mix.

Cool Factor

A

It's great to taste American Cabs with moderate alcohol and superb balance.

Value Grade

A

At under $15 a bottle this Cab is really hard to beat and will smash many of it's peers in a side-by-side tasting.

Analysis

There is 8% Cabernet Franc in the blend adding a deep cheery note that is evident in the nose and on the palate. This is a wonderfully hedonistic wine with mass appeal. It's a perfect glass pour.

How to Enjoy

With superb balance and subtle tannins this Cab is great on its own but it's also a great accompaniment to grilled meats or red sauces.

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