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, Gramercy Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
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Gramercy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 2008

Gramercy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 2008
Fragrant cherry nose, with a light but fresh herbal tone. Medium-bodied and supple, gentle yet concentrated. Sleek, fresh and balanced, if slightly austere. 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Price £36.95 Flint Wines
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 14%

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