Sips from Washington

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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Photo courtesy Buried Cane

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.

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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.

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