Washington Wine – Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon 08

Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon 080 from Walla Walla WashingtonAbeja
Cabernet Sauvignon 08
$39.83 in any 12 bottle order

($44.25 retail)

New release from John Abbott.

Being a fan of Abeja Cab means that the bar is set high – each vintage has to be as good, or better than the last. Such is the 2008 Abeja Cab, my favorite since the 2005 vintage. The pairing of fresh and rich Washington dark berries with Bordeaux-style leather, cedar, and warm earth totally rocks my big-red world. It’s powerful and structured but tastes delicious right out of the bottle.

In addition to 90% Cab, winemaker John Abbott blended 7% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot (a first for Abeja Cab), and 1% Caberbet Franc. – Marcus

Chardonnay 09
$35.96 in any 12 bottle order

($39.95 retail)

In the tradition of the best Chardonnays of Washington State, rich flavors, but classically styled, with gentle aromas of white peach and stone fruit, floral notes, and wood spice, Full of fresh apricots and a light smattering of vanilla, lively citrus and minerals in the finish. The wine is lightly toasty – the oak is present but slight. Winemaker John Abbott suggests that the wine will pair well with a rich chicken dish like chicken breasts baked with morels and tarragon in cream sauce.

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