Michaud Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2016

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by Justin & Katy Michaud

83%
of 563
would buy again
83%
of 563
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2016

83% of 563

2015

89% of 1,959

2014

91% of 2,231

2013

93% of 4,752

Tri-vineyard Cab blend from your unstoppable winemaking duo

    • This isn't a lookalike Napa Cabernet - Washington Cabernet is its own beautiful beast, full of fresh mint, ripe cherries and herbs. If you think you know Cab, just wait!
    • Katy & Justin harvested fruit from three vineyards in the Wahluke Slope - the warmest region in the state - to bring you a full-bodied red with a nice bright pop.
    • Like any big red, this wine gets better with time. Give it a few months if you can! But if you can't wait, we totally get it. The minute your eyes feast on this gorgeous label, resistance is futile. 

Aging advice
Cabernet is certainly a varietal that has good age potential. We made this anticipating many people will be purchasing and consuming, so it shows nicely out of the gate - but it will age nicely for 5-7 years.

Serving advice
Decanting or opening and walking away for a while is important for the first 6mo-yr post bottling. It gets better with air.

Local food match
Braised short ribs would be amazing. Slow cooking the ribs so they are tender and slip off the bone in some of the Cab, so they soak up extra flavor. Served with some garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. I like the earthy tones asparagus can have and think it would stand up to the wine. Veg- caramelized Brussels sprouts with blue cheese and sage brown butter