Washington wine country has warm sunny summers and cold frosty winters. The name Buried Cane refers to the practice of protecting grape vines from frigid temperatures by burying low-growing canes under the soil. After winter passes, they are unearthed, to supply another season with their treasures.
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I have tried both the 2014 and 2015 Buried Cane Cabernet Sauvignon. I was attracted to the old feel label – it’s very rustic. It has a deep, ruby color and full, berry aroma. It’s pretty smooth and silky with a dark fruit taste and hints of spice. It’s well balanced, on the dry side, and doesn’t really linger on the palate. I prefer a full-bodied cab, so it’s not my favorite, but I think Pinot Noir drinkers would enjoy it.
I paired it once with eggplant parmesan and a side of Bravo TV, and the other time with mushroom and sausage risotto. I gave the 2014 a 4/5 and the 2015 a 3/5. Both times I tried it, the bottle was on sale, but it’s usually around $17 at Publix.