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CMS Cabernet Sauvignon
Hedges Family Estate (2020)
Regular price £24.65
Unit price per
This excellent USA Washington State wine comprises grapes from the increasingly popular Red Mountain AVA and Columbia AVA terroirs. Wines from this region have their own distinct character and the use of neutral aged barrels by winemaker Sarah allows the fruit to express itself beautifully. This Hedges CMS variant focuses more heavily on the Cabernet Sauvignon (95%). It's a wine that has been selected by top sommeliers and is served at a range of prestigious establishments around the world, including two-Michelin-starred restaurant The Modern at MOMA in New York. Collectivino is the first to import this wonderful wine to the UK.
Black cherry, chocolate, peppercorn, dried thyme, cassis, black tea, vanilla and a touch of cedar on the nose. It's both rich and smooth on the palate, with flavours of blackberry, chewy milk chocolate, toasted walnut, vanilla spice, cassis and leather. Excellent long length, and nicely balanced.
Goes great with a well-marbled ribeye steak – the chalky tannins cut through all that tender fatty goodness. Also great with rich vegetarian dishes featuring portobella mushrooms and strong cheeses.
About the vineyard & winemaker
Hedges is an authentic family business, run by some seriously good people, making some seriously good wine, based in the Columbia Valley in Washington State, USA. Co-founder Martin visited the family in September 2022. Find out what he learned and why he fell in love here.
Sustainability Rating: 3* (Pioneer)
These guys are serious about farming their land with consideration and respect for the planet and are pioneering a new way to farm grapes and produce wine sustainably. Find out more here.
The full low-down:
|Full Name:||Hedges Family CMS Cabernet Sauvignon (Black Label)|
|Producer:||Hedges Family Estate|
|Appellation:||Columbia Valley AVA|
|Grapes:||95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Syrah, 2% Merlot|
|Certifications:||Non-Certified Organic, Non-Certified Biodynamic|
|Production:||84,365 bottles / year|
|Closure:||Natural cork & wax|
|Estate Ageing:||100% barrel aged in a mixture of French and American oak|
|Cellaring:||Ready to drink now, but will develop further over 5-10 years|
|Accolades:||A range of Sarah Hedges Goedhart's wines are served in Michelin starred restaurants|
|Collectivino Sustainability Rating:||Pioneer (***)|
|Visited by:||Collectivino co-founder Martin (2022)|
Why Choose Collectivino?
TOP QUALITY ORGANIC WINES.
NO HANGOVER FOR PLANET EARTH.
We seek out winemakers who are as passionate about the environment as they are about wine quality. They go further to not only minimise impact but improve local biodiversity, and we pay them fairly for their work. These delicious wines won't leave a hangover for the planet.
Paying a small premium unlocks exceptional quality as more of the money goes into the wine vs. the taxes. We aim to bring you oustanding wines for the price you pay, for every ocassion. We don't think you'll be able to find many wines this good at a better price elsewhere.
All our wines come with our Founders' Promise: every bottle in every case is quality assured, sustainably produced, and a wine that we're proud of and enjoy drinking ourselves. If you're not happy, let us know and we'll aim to put things right. Santé! Martin & Toby x
“I was amazed when the wine arrived so quickly. It was beautifully packed in sustainable packaging and tasted wonderful. I will definitely be ordering again!”
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