I enjoy Washington State wines. Dark in color with a nice nose of black berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays dark cherries to match the nose, backed immediately by some harsh notes. I’m not even sure what I would say, mint maybe, or menthol. I was about to give up on the wine since I had a dinner guest showing up but I decided to break out my handy dandy decanter. 20 minutes in the decanter and the hard notes were absolutely gone. Leaving the rich fruit along with some nice tannins on a medium finish. In the end this is a lovely wine as long as you breath it. I would give it a solid 90 (once decanted). Some aging would also do the trick.
From the LCBO web site:
SEVEN FALLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 VINTAGES 360222 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 18.95
Made in: Washington State, USA By: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Fob
Release Date: Jan 4, 2014
14.5% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Full-bodied & Smooth Sugar Content: 8 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
Supple, silky and generous, with refreshing blackberry and plum fruit, lingering easily on the polished, dark chocolate-tinged finish. Drink now through 2017. Smart Buy. Score – 90. (Harvey Steiman, winespectator.com, June 30, 2013)