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
This is wine with a history. The Wine Wednesday pick is a bottle we first had many years ago, at a dinner where we met the fabulous couple responsible for creating this wine. The Uriah blend is a bottle of wine we are big fans of that we have on very special occasions with fond memories of the many times over the years we have enjoyed a bottle and of sweet memories of meeting them.
From the Walla Walla Valley, this is 100% Spring Valley Estate bottled. This is a rarity, as often times grapes are bought from numerous places to create a blend. It is aged in French oak for 18 months. The divine blend is 48% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec. Creating a wine that is truly memorable. From the vineyard’s site, “The nose on our Uriah exudes complex layers of herbs and almond paste. On the palate, it is very creamy with bright flavors of summer fruit and the fine tannins lead to a spectacularly long finish.”