AUTHORITY, NOT ATTITUDE - Reviews of All Things Booze.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Wine Each Week ~ Dixie & Bass 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Proof that Cabernet need not be expensive, this delightful Cab from the Columbia Valley in Washington state clocks in at just $18. It will have you scratching your head - is it really this good? Comprised of all Cabernet with 10% Malbec, it offers notes of blueberry, boysenberry, subtle black cherry, even more subtle mocha with light, but nicely integrated, oak notes and mild tannins. The structure is solid and gives a pleasant mouth feel. What it gets right is that simple tactile pleasurable feel of drinking a wine that tastes really, really good. Aged 16 months in just 25% new American oak, the wood doesn’t overpower the wine. 1120 cases
ORIGIN: Columbia Valley, Washington
PRICE: $18/750 ml
SCORE: 90 POINTS