2015 AE 2 Washington Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
15.00% Alc. by volume
Vineyard: Champoux – Horse Heaven Hills, WA
95% Cabernet Sauvignon / 5% Malbec
Adrice Wines is proud to release the sister of our now infamous 4-time award-winning Champoux vineyard cab - AE 2. Same delicious Cabernet Sauvignon wine as her sister (just a bit more - 95%) blended with 5% Malbec. For those BIG TANNINS Cab fans out there...AE 2 will fast be your favorite Cab in Washington!
She greets you with a nose of vanilla and red fruits. You might also catch a whiff of sweet tobacco and a touch of black pepper. Once AE 2 passes your lips, get ready for a mouthful of black fruit - black currant, black cherry, and blackberry. The long barrel aging will continue to give you vanilla in your mid-palette. For a 4-year-old wine, it's smooth with no heat. She sits on your back palette for a long, lingering finish and is amazingly creamy for a Cab! Because AE 2 is so big - we recommend opening the bottle and decanting or letting it rest exposed to air for about an hour before serving to let the wine open up a bit to its full expression.
You'll definitely want to pair this winner with some bold food that can stand up to its tannins. Consider Grilled flat iron steak in an herbed butter pan sauce, Steak tacos, or a Goat cheese salad with citrus olives.