Saturday, March 24, 2007
Hedges Cellars CMS Red 2003 Wine Review (NW)
Rich nose of spicy cherry and cola
Smooth on the palate, with berries
Moderately silky tannins, fruit and vanilla notes to finish
It's always great when a wine is better than I remember it. I've always like this wine from Hedges Cellars in Washington state, but this was definitely the best experience.
Not only does it show fruit, spices, and other layers, it also has nice texture and a silky finish. I can't argue with that for a mere $12. If you often see this wine but haven't given it a try, you ought to. It should impress you, and maybe even lead you to other Washington state red blends. This bottling is a blend of Cabernet(s), Merlot, and Syrah. Raise a glass!