Sunday, March 21, 2010

Covey Run Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006

Back in the early 1990s, we started taking trips out to the Columbia Valley, in eastern Washington, to visit new wineries and sample their offerings.. We used the town of Yakima as our home base as we toured the Washington State wine country. Covey Run had a lovely winery, in the Yakima Valley, that overlooked acres of rolling vineyards. On Saturday and Sunday afternoon they would barbecue burgers and salmon out in their yard with beautiful views of the Yakima Valley. By 2009, the Covey Run Winery had been sold a few times and is now owned by a company from California. This Colombia Valley Cabernet represents a excellent value wine in the Seattle area. I purchased this wine at QFC, in Bellevue, at $5.99 retail. The color is a light ruby with a scarlet rim. This is a medium bodied wine with dark berry and plum aromas. This is a smooth and easy-drinking wine with flavors of black cherry and cassis balanced with some mushroom and flint. The tannins are fine and submerged and the gentle acidity finishes the profile. Not a great wine, but a good value as an everyday table wine from Washington State.

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