While I didn’t have a full evening to celebrate #CabernetDay (I was stuck sitting in an accounting class!), I did uncork two bottles over the course of the night. I went with two Cabernets at complete different price points and decided that BOTH wines are great VALUES. Here are the tasting notes for each wine.
Jordan 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
I definitely set myself up for a good night as Jordan has consistently been one of my favorite, moderately priced Cabernets. The nose has a bouquet of cassis with a hint of oak. The palate features sophisticated flavors of plum, blackberry, pepper, and a touch of vanilla. The tannins are round and the finish is lengthy. Jordan’s 2007 Cabernet is lighter and more elegant than a lot of other Cabernets from the region. I honestly think that for $45, this is a hard wine to beat. I have tasted it against California Cabs that cost twice as much and Jordan often upsets the higher priced competitors. (A-, 13.5%)
Columbia Crest H3 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
This is a great, everyday Cabernet from Washington state. Aromas of toasted oak, cherries, and tobacco lead into an earthy palate with tastes of dark berries, caramel, and vanilla. This straight-forward wine delivers in price ($12-14) and flavor. Grab a bottle and enjoy any day of the week! (B+, 14.5%)