Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely red cherries to match the nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some very nice smooth tannins and acidity. This is a lovely varietal well made cab. Super food friendly. I paired it with spaghetti and meat sauce (I know a little pedestrian) and it went very well. I would give it an 88+ which for the price is excellent. I would guess it will easily keep a couple years. The LCBO say full bodied and smooth and I totally agree!
From the LCBO web site:
Watchdog Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 — VINTAGES#: 461178
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
This is a nicely slender, balanced, quite typically built Washington cabernet that combines currant/cherry fruit, herbs, cedary oak and a touch of pencil lead. Really like the balance, with firm acidity and tannin, but nothing overplayed. Not flamboyant or deep but solid, and it does not kowtow to the sweetness trend among inexpensive Washington cabs. Very good length. Score – 89. (David Lawrason, winealign.com, July 20, 2016) $17.95
Release Date:September 2, 2017
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: Washington, USA By:Constellation Brands Inc. (Us) Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Smooth