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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon
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Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Columbia Valley, Washington, United StatesWhat a difference a year makes. The 2016 is fully ripe but not over the top, like the 2015. There’s no Chateau and the fruit comes of several sites across Washington’s Columbia Valley but the end result is solid. The 2016 blend is 94/4/1/1 cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, merlot and cabernet franc, coming with full ripeness, and round black cherry but with that savoury Washington undercurrent and well managed oak it is much more food friendly than the 2015. Hedonistic in a good way and ready to drink. Fair value as well.Tasted: 02 April 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: ON 24.95 LCBO - Vintages Producer: Charles Smith WinesDistributors: Arterra Wines Canada
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 280107UPC: 086003253063