The fruit for this dark ruby wine from Saint Laurent Estate Winery comes from Wahluke Slope A.V.A, one of Washington’s warmest growing regions. This A.V.A. is also characterized by fertile soil created by ancient lava flows and glacier floods.

Homemade Italian Meatballs

The Saint Laurent Estate Cabernet Sauvignon offers cherry and plum on the nose. On the palate, it delivers cherry and chocolate flavors along with a slight savory, herbal finish. While the others in our group noshed on Ed’s homemade meatballs with this Washington Cabernet Sauvignon,  I was enjoying green beans sauteed with garlic and bacon. The herbaceous dish truly complemented the wine, and had me going back for more of this Cab that earned 92 points from Wine Spectator.  It was the one of our favorite Saint Laurent red wines of the meal. The Saint Laurent Estate Cabernet Sauvignon retails for $28.

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