I soooo wanted to write about a lovely Rose I tried a few weeks ago, but this weather still feels like dark, heavy Cabernet. The kind that cloaks you with it’s warmth and depth of flavors. Have I got one for you: Seven Falls Cabernet from Washington State.
It’s kind of ironic, but seven of us headed out last weekend to try this new wine bar in St. Charles called Vintage 53. (Excellent wine list, fabulous cheese and charcuterie boards, but skip the cardboard-like flatbreads.) Anyway, we ordered a couple bottles of this wine after two of our friends raved about the taste…and the price, but I’ll get to that in a minute.
Seven Falls is inspired by seven waterfalls that flowed into the Columbia River long ago in a region that is now known at Wahluke Slope. This area is warmer and drier with dark, loamy soil that creates the perfect conditions to make great red wine.
When poured into the glass, the wine was an inky, purple. The flavors that stood out the most were dark cherry, vanilla and coffee. The finish was amazingly smooth. This would be the perfect wine to drink with a friend or over a romantic dinner for two because more than one glass should definitely be consumed with this one. I loved it!
You can find this at your local wine retailer for about $15. The price is phenomenal because it tastes like a $50 Cabernet. Another reason to love those Washington wines. Thank you Rochelle and Kristen for finding this stunner and Amy for providing a napkin backdrop for my picture above. You ladies rock! 😉
Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷out of 5 based on the value and wonderful smooth flavors.
Cheers my dears!