• Steak House Cabernet Sauvignon



    Best Buy2018 VintageWine EnthusiastApril 23, 2020
    89 Points, Daily Pick2012 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanSeptember 17, 2014

    Firm in texture, with a layer of refined tannins underpinning the pretty currant and blackberry flavors, lingering with a hint of cedar. Drink now through 2015. 6,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman

    Best Buy, Best ValueWine Spectator, Wine EnthusiastJuly 1, 2014
    88 Points, Top 100 Values of the Year2011 VintageWine & SpiritsPatrick ComiskeyJune 1, 2014
    Recommended2010 VintageSante MagazineNovember 1, 2013
    Best Value2010 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanSeptember 30, 2013

    "Lithe and expressive, with hints of roasted meat and red pepper stew around a lively core of currant and cherry, persisting gently on the finish."

    Best Buy2010 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanSeptember 1, 2013
    88 Points2010 VintageThe Tasting PanelAnthony Dias BlueJune 1, 2013
    Best Values - Buying Guide2009 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanOctober 15, 2011This smooth red has spicy blackberry flavors on a polished frame, finishing with a buttery note. Drink now. -Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2011
    Wine Pick of the Week2009 VintageThe Seattle TimesPaul GreguttJuly 9, 2011

    More fruit forward than most Washington cabs, this brings together a juicy mix of blackberry, black cherry, cassis and coffee flavors. The tannins are tight and polished, with pleasing depth. Think Bordeaux rather than California in style. - Paul Gregutt, The Seattle Times, July 9, 2011

    89 Points, Best Value2007 VintageWine SpectatorJune 30, 2009
    Bronze Medal2005 VintageInternational Wine Challenge Competition July 10, 2008
    Recommended - Bottoms Up to Saving a Buck2005 VintageEpicurious.comLeslie Sbrocco February 20, 2008

    "After one sip you'll want to make this elegant yet hearty red your house wine. Fun packaging keeps the mood light but the wine is serious juice. Sure it goes with steak, but you'll want to pour it solo too." - Leslie Sbrocco

    Recommended, Ideal Party Wine2005 VintageFood & Wine Ray Isle December 10, 2007

    "It is a steal for a good American Cabernet and lovely at holiday meals." - Ray Isle

    tasting notes

    Hints of cedar and spice with a gentle hint of dark chocolate. Silky cherry and dark fruit find a smoky, earthy touch of oak and vanilla on the finish. 

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2018
    • Appellation: Columbia Valley
    • Grape Source: Goose Ridge Vineyard, Alder Ridge, Wallula, Willard
    • Varietal Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot
    • Oak: 20% of American Oak Chips
    • Yeast: Enaris Ferm WS
    • TA: 5.38 g/l
    • RS: 5.78 g/l
    • pH: 3.90
    • Alcohol: 13.85%