Great Value! Great Wine! 91pt Cab Under $15

Mon, Sep 12, 22

Great Value! Great Wine! 91pt Cab Under $15

Another great find for the Randall’s Direct program! The Second Growth brand from Washington’s Columbia Valley offers first growth quality Cabernet Sauvignon at second growth prices. We have once again partnered with an amazing small producer to bring you the best of the best at remarkably low prices.

The 2016 vintage was outstanding in Washington as it continued the trend of a warm growing season marked by an early start. Bud break and bloom were significantly advanced from historical dates, with bloom occurring in some areas as early as the third week of May, a good two-plus weeks ahead of average. To everyone’s surprise, beginning in June, temperatures swung back toward normal. “As we all know, weather is very unpredictable and we did not see the cool second half coming,” said the winemaker. These cooler temperatures persisted throughout the majority of the summer. One of the hallmarks of both vintages was a large crop which, notably, caught many winemakers and growers by surprise. Most attributed the large crop size to larger than average cluster size. Both berry size and the number of berries were significantly increased. Harvest started early, though not quite as historically early as the previous year. Cooler temperatures in September and October stretched the harvest season out to record length, not finishing until the first week of November after starting in the third week of August. Overall, we saw high quality fruit due to the extended hang time, and great quantities as well.

The Second Growth Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of black cherry, cocoa and peppery spices with blackberry and creamy vanilla oak flavors on the palate.

A value year-round! Don’t miss this rated Cabernet Sauvignon from the great Northwest.

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with a nose of cassis, blackcurrant bud, crushed plums, bitter chocolate, old leather and a whiff of pencil shavings. It’s full-bodied with lush black fruit in the mouth framed by herbal notes, with very fine, grainy tannins and good acidity to lift the dense finish. Very classic style of Cabernet Sauvignon and a great value. 1,510 cases produced.”
-Rated 91pts, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate