Expert's Choice: Washington

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This state offers less oak, extraction and general bling than Napa Valley, says Stephen Brook, and the best of these fresh wines can age for 20 years in bottle, too. See Stephen's top 18 reds and whites from Washington...
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Washington, Powers Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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Powers, Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Horse Heaven Hills 2009

Powers, Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Horse Heaven Hills 2009
From one of Washington’s finest vineyards. Bright, vibrant cassis aromas; the palate is rich, velvety, full and tannic, but retains vibrancy and persistence. 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Price £28.95 Handford, World Wine Agencies
Drink 2014–2025
Alc 14.5%