Ross Andrew 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reviewed

Continuing with my new wines month idea, I decided to continue through March as well.  The most recent new vineyard I discovered is Ross Andrew out of Washington State.  The first bottle I bought from them is the 2013 cabernet sauvignon.  I’m always nervous when I try cabs that don’t come from Napa, so when you’re spending over $20 and sometimes closer to the $50 and $70 per bottle, you have to keep your fingers crossed.

So is this wine worth the money?

Ross Andrews 2013 Cabernet Reviewed

Yes, yes and absolutely yes.  I’m not normally a fan of the wines I’ve had from the north west, but this one won me over.  When you drink it it is very light on your mouth and goes down easy.

It isn’t heavy or rich like some of the cabs I normally drink, but it has a great taste, after taste and can just drink easy.  I love that about a wine like this.  You can have some with dinner, then after while you watch tv or talk to friends or even just because you feel like having a glass.  It is incredibly versatile.

I got a ton of black fruits in this wine like boysenberry and blackberries.  It was just enough to make me happy and not too much to overwhelm me.  It can match amazing with a shortrib that has a light sauce, but definitely not a thick one.  You could do a smashed burger with this, even a BBQ bacon one, but you want to avoid a huge and thick burger because it’ll over power the wine.

If I was going to eat a dessert while drinking it, I instantly thought cinnamon.  Think about things with honey like baklava, cinnamon chocolates or even gingerbread if you’re drinking this in the fall or winter.  You can find this bottle online pretty easily between the $5o and $75 range, but I found a bottle (and another one from Andrew Ross vineyards) for under $30 which is why I went for it.  At $50 I would be happy to buy this for a dinner party (if I have someone special coming).  It’s a great alternative for someone who like Duckhorn but wants something lighter and awesome for a romantic night for two.

If you’ve had a good or bad experience with the 2013 Ross Andrew cabernet, leave a comment below to help other people looking for more information.  Here’s a shot of the back of the label as well to help you find the same one.

Ross Andrews Cabernet

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