Charles and Charles, Post No. 35, Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah, Columbia Valley, Washington

€22.99

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Really well-made wines form the USA can be very hard to find and even then can have costs that feel like eye-brow plucking: you know it's for the best, but really, the sensation of loss and hurt remains for some time after...

But, this is a real find!

From up north in Washington state, which is less fashionable than Napa or Sonoma, it is a cooler and fresher style, but has buckets of charm and suave elegance. Blackcurrant flavours from Cabernet Sauvignon with the broad and silky plummy presence of Syrah (not called Shiraz, I reckon, to show a classier and cooler approach to the grape in the winery). The blend is 60-40 and they get it spot on. A pencil-lead note and then subtle nutmeg and cinnamon spice frame the soft and smooth palate and create a very tasty vision of a part of the USA that we should all get to know a little more.

Funny to think that this blend was the norm in Bordeaux for a time in the 19th Century and that it is the bedrock of a large part of Australia's wine industry, yet it is like neither style itself. Gorgeous.

Region: Washington

Country: USA

Grape(s): Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Medium Full, Elegant, Complex, Broad

Best food matches: Steak, Red Meats, Lamb, Charcuterie

Alcohol: 14%

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When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.