81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit-Verdot and 1% Malbec from Columbia Valley, Washington. A portion of the wine was aged for 23 months in barrel while the rest was aged in stainless steel.
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The g3 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards has an SRP of $18. 2,347 cases were produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
Our g3 wines are a tribute to three generations of family winemaking, tradition, hard work and a commitment to quality. This 2012 g3 Cabernet Sauvignon is well-structured with ample richness and depth, accented with aromas of toasted oak, baking spice, and flavors of black cherry, black currant, and a touch of plum with vanilla on the finish. Cheers from our family to yours.
Even though we’ve been on quite roll with wine from Washington State, I have to admit that I didn’t expect much from this bottle going in. It had nothing to do with the location or the winery and all to do with the fact that I’ve become a bit apathetic about Cabernet lately. There’s just so much of it out there that even the solidly good wines don’t necessarily seem that exciting. But then along comes a Cab under $20 that reminds you exactly why this variety is so extremely popular — such is the case with today’s wine.
The 2012 g3 Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a wonderful aroma full of black cherry, caramel, vanilla, blackberry, plum, lots of baking spice, coffee, chocolate and more. Taking a sip reveals a seriously delicious wine where everything just comes together. All those flavors from the nose continue in the mouth along with some added licorice, cola and leather and a smooth, lush mouthfeel. With fabulous balance, tons of rich flavor and plenty of complexity this wine is simply a pleasure to drink. It ends dry with good length and a burst of spicy mineral notes on the finish.
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