The Daily Drink: Nathan Gray Cabernet Sauvignon

“The Daily Drink” brings you a must-try libation from our booze columnist Zach Geballe.

Washington Cabernet Sauvignon is a tricky thing for me. On the one hand, it’s still the mostly highly-regarded (and highest-priced) wine in the state. On the other, it’s often riper and oakier than I prefer. So when I find a complex, elegant Washington Cab that sells for $15, I pay attention. Such is the case with the 2010 Nathan Gray Cabernet Sauvignon: it has the dark, rich fruit of most local Cabs, coupled with pleasing acidity and a nice tannic finish. For $15, it’s hard to do better within the state.

Zach Geballe does a lot of drinking. When he’s not working at The Dahlia Lounge or for his business Vine Trainings, he’s studying for the Court of Master Sommeliers Exam. His weekly column here at Seattle Weekly, The Bar Code, endeavors to inspire, educate and sometimes poke fun at all things beer, wine and spirits related.

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