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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Charles Smith Chateau Smith 2007
Charles Smith Chateau Smith 2007
(search item no. 107402)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vineyards: 65% Alder Ridge Vineyard —atop a series of arid ridges rising 1000 ft from the Columbia River; volcanic soils. 25% Milbrandt Vineyard—farmed by the Milbrandt family on the Wahlke Slope; steep south facing slope. 6% Frenchman Hills Vineyard—on the famed Royal Slope in the Columbia Valley; steep south facing slope. 2.5% Upland Farms—farmed by the Milbrandt family in the foothills of the Saddle Mountains; deep silt loam. 1.5% Jones Vineyard —farmed by the Milbrandt family in the Columbia Valley; steep south facing slope; lacustine silts over Ellensburg formation, high pH soil.

Tasting Notes: Delicious Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromatics galore—cigar box, pencil lead, cedar and currants with super refined tannins and a long, fine finish. French? No. Chateau Smith? OUI!

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About Charles Smith:

First there was K Vintners, then the Magnificent Wine Company and now winemaker Charles Smith brings you his latest revelation. Charles Smith Wines: The Modernist Project is a response to how people generally consume wine today, that is immediately…as in immediately after being purchased at a market, restaurant or bar, to be drunk straight away. Wine in this category is typically either simple, or is a wine that would be much better a few years down the road. 'Modernist Project' wines are about putting as much into the bottle as possible. The intent is to create wines to be enjoyed now, but with typicity with regards to variety—that is merlot that tastes like merlot—and to the vineyard—wine that tastes like where it was grown. The wines are full of flavor, balanced, and true to their place of origin.