Some of the best values in wine these days come from Washington State. But keep this one a secret. This cab is a bit shy at first, but it opens up like a warm hug. Some supple tannins penetrate a base of bright, vibrant cherry and raspberry, tinged with plum and blackberries. 4.5 stars out of 5. Sweetness=1 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $60
Taylor is a self-proclaimed Southern foodie, turned Californian food, wine, and gardening hipster.