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Hedges Cms 2012

Member Review by VancDarkstar:

Not overly aromatic, dark cherry, raisin, toast. 46% Cabernet, 48% Merlot, 6% Syrah. Medium bodied and relatively balanced. Flavors tend to thin out over time. Should improve a bit over the next few years. Overall a pleasant wine. Easy to find.

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Hedges Family Estate:
We used inspiration and determination to create a distinctive place to grow the grapes that We hoped would be well-suited to the terroir. Building a French chateau was a natural way to bring our Old World family's heritage to Eastern Washington.

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Snooth User: VancDarkstar
3734843
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/26/2010

Not overly aromatic, dark cherry, raisin, toast. 46% Cabernet, 48% Merlot, 6% Syrah. Medium bodied and relatively balanced. Flavors tend to thin out over time. Should improve a bit over the next few years. Overall a pleasant wine. Easy to find.


Snooth User: Daledj1952
22178779
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 03/27/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: mrsscampbell
17012725
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/24/2009

Hedges Cab, Merlot, Syrah (CMS) is more French in style with earthiness favored over fruit forward taste. Moderate tannins, but able to drink without food. Excellent with steaks and pasta as well. Nicely balanced. Columbia Valley grapes.


Snooth User: Cheese and Grapes
201091439
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/12/2009

Nice blend, and clever name.....(CMS - for cab, merlot, syrah).


Snooth User: william344
80622165
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/16/2008

Great affordable red! I paid 10 at safeway for a bottle. It was smooth and thick. Not too sharp. Really good - one of the best buys out there for a cab I think.


Snooth User: Aliviansteve
26396934
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/25/2009

I am constantly buying new wines to try. However when i go i always have to grab a CMS. Great Blend!


Snooth User: Stoney Point
7917938
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/11/2008

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Hedges Cms

External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

The blend is half Cab and half Merlot and a splash of Syrah; hence the moniker C-M-S. A full 20% of the fruit comes from the wineryrsquo;s vineyards in the Red Mountain AVA. It captures the complexity of far more expensive red blends, with a succinct mix of red fruits, mineral and fresh-roasted coffee-bean flavors. This and the wineryrsquo;s superb blended white wine may be the two best bargains in Washington.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

A wonderfully fragrant blend, supple and loaded with berries and darker notes of licorice and coffee. This is sophisticated and European in style - meaning lighter alcohol and less sugar - but in return you get substance and grip. Though it's built for near-term drinking, there's nothing light or insubstantial here; and the mouthfeel is that of a much more expensive wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

A wonderfully fragrant blend, supple and loaded with berries and darker notes of licorice and coffee. This is sophisticated and European in style mdash; meaning lighter alcohol and less sugar mdash; but in return you get substance and grip. Though itrsquo;s built for near-term drinking, therersquo;s nothing light or insubstantial here; and the mouthfeel is that of a much more expensive wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Classic, rich and supple; this tastes like a far more expensive wine. It has a European polish, mixing plum, berry and cherry fruit with darker streaks of tar, coffee and smoke. The 13.5% alcohol is perfectly ripe and stylish, and the wine has good length, precision and complexity.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

On the light side, with pretty cherry and raspberry flavors lurking under a floral, peppery layer of tannins, finishing crisp. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2005.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

For the first time this popular blend contains no Yakima Valley fruit. The savvy blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah works like a charm. Outside of the Ste. Michelle brands, this is probably the most consistent, balanced and expressive red wine blend that is value-priced and widely available from Washington state. It's elegant, somewhat European in style, with light, polished fruit flavors of plum, berry and cherry.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Cab Franc are the C, M and S in the name. Strong roasted coffee scents set off the brisk entry; the syrah seems to juice up the fruit while the cabs punch up the tannins. There are a lot of smoky, roasted flavors, and the wine has a good solid grip. Very tasty and appealing.


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