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DeLille Cellars Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon

The gift of a glorious bottle of wine is always a good thing. It is a fun way to later on down the road remember the giver and relish the event when it was given. Such is the case with this Wine Wednesday bottle. We are so fortunate to live in a state that produces world class wine. If you see ‘Red Mountain’ on a bottle, just know you are in for a treat. Red Mountain is located in the Yakima area just west of the Tri-Cities. TPS & I have spent some amazing times in this region enjoying off the charts amazing wine. DeLille does their magic and bottles in Woodinville, just outside of Seattle. We each enjoyed a glass of this with dinner last eve. Take-out, and a crazy good glass of wine. Ahhhh, the high/low of it!  

From a bit of web searching–by now you know I love a little ‘wine speak’ as it always makes me smile: The wine opens with aromas of anise and blackberry with oak on the nose. Rich layers of anise, blackberry and black cherry on the mid-palate. Dark and deep, this wine is compelling and delicious. There is a vibrant mouthfeel that tells me this will be a long-ager. The wine has moderate tannins that persist and will take time to dissipate.



 

 

Browne Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Wednesday is a nice & hearty Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla, right here in Washington State.  For those of you around the globe who enjoy wine and are given the chance to try some red from this region, do.  Do, big time. This bottle was a gift last month from my friend Jackie who I have known since I first moved to Seattle in 1986 to be a tennis pro at The Seattle Tennis Club.  Our birthdays are both in November, two Sagittarius, so the four of us celebrated at Spinasse and this yummy red was my treat.  

From the maker:  Inky red, almost black in color, this classic Cabernet Sauvignon is heavily concentrated with ripe cherry aromas and dark fruit flavors, backed by vanilla oak notes. Layered with texture that belies its silky smooth tannins, this wine’s perfectly balanced alcohol and bright, clean acidity make it a perfect companion for red meat and savory dishes. Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot