Cabernet Day Wrap-Up!

Cabernet Day Wrap-Up!

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

Cabernet Day Wrap-Up!

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

Cabernet Day Wrap-Up!

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%)