Holy Guacamole! The 2016 Borne of Fire Cabernet Sauvignon scored 96 points with James Suckling, and I’m offering it up at less than $25/bottle! Yep, that’s not a typo. Leave it to the fine folks at Washington’s Chateau Ste. Michelle to make a wine that defies logic and exceeds expectations. Yes my friends, the 2016 Borne of Fire Cabernet Sauvignon is the real deal, and I’m offering it up at one of the best prices in the country.
2016 Borne of Fire Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points – James Suckling
Little old Table Wine is the beating the price of some serious heavyweights — we’re $4 cheaper than Total Wine, and we’re $3 cheaper than wine.com. This is the debut vintage of this wine, and it’s the first ever produced from the soon to be approved AVA of The Burn, located in Southern Washington, between the Columbia Gorge and Horse Haven Hills AVA’s. Not a bad debut huh?
The wine, in a nutshell, is PURE PLEASURE! It’s rich, ripe, supple, and smooth, with notes of cassis, cherry liqueur, savory herb, violet and more. Yeah, it would be great with a steak, but this one does not need food. It’s the perfect “cocktail Cabernet.” I know that Mr. Suckling’s ratings can be a bit high, but he’s not the only one who liked this one. Jeb Dunnuck liked it too!
James Suckling said, “This is the first year made of this wine with wonderful blackberries, rose leaves and blueberries. Wildly floral. Stems. Full body and round and fine tannins. Juicy and intense. Shows an eccentric style. All large oak. A new nature and personality. Drink now or hold.”
“A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific value that offers loads of up-front cassis and cherry fruits, plenty of leafy herbs and graphite notes, medium-bodied richness, and a soft, supple, seamless style. It’s a terrific value that has solid Cabernet character. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years.” – Jeb Dunnuck’s tasting notes.
I’m sort of in the middle — 93 points seems more than fair. Either way, it’s a ton of wine for the money. It’s in stock, but not for long. Get some. You’ll thank me.