Westport Winery 2012 Discovery Vineyard Charterboat Chick Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $27

By on September 4, 2014

westport-winery-charterboat-chick-labelThe Horse Heaven Hills remains a sweet spot for Cabernet Sauvignon in the Pacific Northwest, and Grays Harbor winemaker Dana Roberts captures some Old World spirit with this balanced, food-friendly Cab. Aromas of blackberry and plum pick up notes of dried oregano, chocolate, clove and molasses. The pour brings red cherry and cassis flavors, backed by a big pinch of Herbs de Provence, juicy acidity and pleasing tannins. At the on-premise Farm-to-Fork Restaurant, they suggest serving this with Tomato Basil and Italian Sausage Soup. And a portion of the proceeds from sales of this wine go to the Westport Charterboat Association, a tribute to winery manager Kim Roberts, who put herself through college by running charter boats in the summers as a teen.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 117 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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