Diversion Wine 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, $20

By on January 16, 2015

Diversion-Cabernet Sauvignon-Washington-2012-BottleFrom yet another negociant winery on the rise in Seattle comes this smooth, easy-to-enjoy and easy-to-open Cab that’s influenced by Wahluke Slope fruit from the Milbrandt brothers. It’s fruit-forward and low oak from start to finish with aromas of black raspberry, blueberry, Western serviceberry, fresh herbs and cocoa powder. Black plums and cherry flavors led to a rich midpalate of currants, finished by blueberry juice, a grind of blueberry seed and a drop of vanilla. Diversion’s wine and cheese tasting mat suggests pairing their Cab with Beecher’s No Woman Jamaican-influenced cheese.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 3,800 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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