About This Wine
It’s amazing what a group of friends can accomplish when they share a vision and a goal.
That’s what Communal Brands is: friends who love wine, and have merged their wide-ranging talents to create labels featuring exceptional wines from all around the world — Italy, France, Spain, New Zealand, California, Washington and even Vermont (the latter for a wine made from apples).
One of the Washington wines — a Cabernet Sauvignon crafted from grapes grown in a vineyard adjacent to the Red Mountain appellation in the vast Columbia Valley region — is bottled under the Grapesmith & Crusher moniker. The label is a nod to simpler times, when the problems of the day could be solved with a good friend and a good glass of wine.
The 2010 harvest produced low grape yields, concentrated grapes, and ultimately a full-bodied wine that’s brimming with fruit, earth and oak-influenced flavors. It’s an amazing wine from an amazing group of people.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grape Source:Washington’s Columbia Valley Growing Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Blackberry, Eucalyptus, Herbs, Cocoa, Nuts, Cedar and Vanilla
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels (40% First Use)
- When to Drink:Now Through 2016
- Food Pairing Suggestionlamb chops, or a Kobe burger with Gruyere cheese.
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