Tuesday night Cabernet Sauvignon at good prices is at times the toughest code to crack. That is until this incredible sample of Trousse Chemise Cabernet Sauvignon crossed my desk last month. I had forgotten I had this very same conversation a couple of years ago with the brilliant, young winemaker behind that label, Anne Sery. Luckily for us, she remembered quite well.
Anne has consistently wowed us with her Pinot Noir and Chardonnays over the past few years. Heck, we’re not alone. Head to some of New York City’s hottest restaurants with the best wine lists and you will find Anne’s wine by the glass at prices we offer by the bottle. So as she continues to expand her red hot brand, it didn’t strike us as odd when she told us she was turning to Bordeaux varietals for her next project. After all, she did earn her masters and enology degree from the University of Bordeaux– and has been turning out beautiful examples of Cabernet and Merlot for Laurent Montalieu’s Solena Estate label since joining his team in 2009.
After a widely successful first jaunt into the category, Anne decided to add Washington Cabernet to her permanent arsenal of wines. It’s no surprise, in all of 2019, it was our 2nd most ordered wine, a consistently 2nd or 3rd or 4th time order for folks who couldn’t get enough of this value cab. In 2018, I’m happy to say, you’re going to be equally if not more pleased with the final project.
The 2018 is loaded with flavors of cassis and black berries with just a touch of coffee and dark chocolate. It’s the perfect party Cab, delicious by itself or a great complement to just about anything off the grill. But here’s the craziest part: Washington Cabernet continues to produce some of the best value in the world. The price is crazy; we’ve been grandfathered in to Anne’s Trousse- Chemise best offer price, so we can pass our savings onto you. It’s fairly conceivable to blind taste this wine in a group of $50+ Napa Cabs and have this one come out on top.
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