Apex Ascent cabernet sauvignon review: […..]

25 12 2011

Today we check out a 2009 cabernet from Washington State’s Columbia Valley, which you can get at Total Wine for $16.  It looks like just “Apex,” because the word “ascent” is printed very small.

My first reaction to this Washington cab was . . . drum roll, please . . . no reaction.  I couldn’t taste it.  Or smell it.  I found this to be very strange.  However, it had a nice texture. 

On day 2, I could sort of taste it.  Not too sweet.  Not an excess of tannins.  Dark in color.  Maybe some blackberry.  But what are my affirmative comments and opinions about its taste?  Still, almost nothing.   It’s not bad, but I wouldn’t buy it again at this price.  Maybe  Total Wine has spoiled the experience for me by asking too much.

Not recommended.