Ever since Charles Smith was crowned Food & Wine’s Winemaker of the Year in 2009, he’s enjoyed a meteoric rise in the ranks of respected American winemakers.
We’ve been bringing you Charles Smith exclusives for years now, but we’re really thrilled with his latest release: an oak-aged Cabernet Sauvignon, rippling with complex black currant and chocolate with a l-o-o-o-n-g, velvety finish. And thanks to the stellar 2014 vintage – touted for delivering wines with big, exuberant fruit – the flavor dial is cranked way up.
Some of Charles’s biggest fans are the toughest critics. Robert Parker has called him “a brilliant winemaker who knows where the best fruit is hidden,” and here’s Parker’s Wine Advocate: “In the top tier of producers in Washington State, wild man Charles Smith fashions singular, exotic wines that never lack for richness or texture.” Master of Wine Jancis Robinson (not one who easily doles out the compliments) calls him “the star of the next generation.”
Now’s your chance to taste what the buzz is all about. Snap up a few bottles of this (very) burger-worthy Cab to