Last night my daughter created a delicious beef kabob dinner that I felt would go well with a Cabernet. Rummaging through my wine cooler, I came across a Charles and Charles 2014 Cabernet-Syrah blend. The wine showcased Ruby/Garnet colors with an earthy must smell prior to swirling. It was nice and dry with notes of cherry, strawberry, blackberry, plum, oak, chocolate and coffee. The alcohol was forward on the noise and had a medium to full body with a 9 second finish. It contained 13.5% alcohol with around 75% Cabernet and 25% Syrah. Wine Enthusiast gave it 91 points. This was a great value since I purchased it at Costco for under $10. So if you can still find it there or elsewhere at around the same price, I’d recommend buying it.
Sue Schurgin is the manager of Sedona Wine and Beer Tours and is studying for her CSW and sommelier certificates.