Cabernet Sauvignon from Isenhower Cellar’s “i” Label

Close your eyes, free your mind, and come away with us to the temperate climate of Washington state. Relax with a glass of Columbia Valley’s Isenhower’s 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon while watching the rain and listening to We Can Go Blind by Washington natives, Flavr Blue. Once the rain lets up, grill up some bleu cheese burgers for lunch. After lunch, make your way to a tour of the Columbia Valley vineyards.

Photo Credit: Melinda McGinley

Photo Credit: Melinda McGinley

This week’s featured wine was chosen as a nod to Cabernet Sauvignon Day last Thursday. It’s a lowercase label with an uppercase flavor that never disappoints. It hails from Walla Walla Valley winery, Isenhower Cellars. Walla Walla Valley is known for their red wines and, in particular, cabernet sauvignon. The valley consists of 2,836 acres of vineyards and of those acres 95% are planted with red grapes. The dominant variety of red grapes grown are cabernet sauvignon with more than 1,000 acres planted. Isenhower’s “i” 2016 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon is a credit to the region.

This particular Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied and well worth the visit to pick up a bottle of your own. A sip of this vintage is fruit forward and interwoven with vanilla, cassis, and mocha flavors. It is likely that the smooth finish of this affordable cabernet sauvignon is what keeps it in league with its more pricey brethren. Or the fact that it is not overly oaked. Whatever the reason for its high class flavor profile, we appreciate its efforts and its presence on our shelves.