Wine of the Week

Vino la Monarcha 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Hall of Fame designated hitter Edgar Martinez collaborated with Victor Palencia on a bottling of 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon in commemoration of his recent induction at Cooperstown. However, it’s difficult to imagine that special project could drink any better than this hit. Dusty black fruit gathers up notes of sage and tobacco as chocolaty tannins and age-worthy acidity make for a seamless Cab that’s priced within reach of any fan.

Rated “Platinum” by Wine Press Northwest.

Price: $22

Production: 395 cases

Alcohol: 14%

Food pairings: Enjoy with beef, smoked meats, grilled pork, mushroom or tomato-based dishes, pasta or rice accented by aromatic spices, grilled fish and almost any type of cheese.

Vino la Monarcha tasting room at Columbia Gardens

421 E. Columbia Drive

Kennewick, WA 99336

(509) 820-3993

Courtesy of Great Northwest Wine

This story was originally published February 23, 2021 4:13 PM.

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