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High End Values: Woodward Canyon Artist Series Cabernet (RP94, $34.95)

September 19, 2013 High End Values  No comments

woodward_canyon_artist_19_LRGI love Napa Cabernet. A recent check of CellarTracker.com shows my cellar is made up of 43% Napa wines (mostly Cabernet).  Why?  It's reliably, consistently good.  Quite good, in fact.  But that consistency and quality comes with a price.  Deals were available during the recent years of economic meltdown but sadly, many of those deals have dried up.  Luckily, for those looking for top notch domestic Cabernet, deals can still be had in what many have called the next Napa Valley: Columbia Valley, Washington.

As Washington Cabernet goes, Woodward Canyon is at the top of the heap.  Their Artist Series Cabernet has scored over 90 points every year since 2003.  The 2010 version, available now, is a 94 point beauty that would go for twice its $35 price tag if it had a Napa Valley label on it.

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