2012 Charles and Charles (Washington) Cab and Syrah Blend, $9

Like other wines from Charles Smith this wine follows a drink now philosophy and not surprisingly was quite drinkable.  Low acidity, subtle tannins, low complexity, and a little heavy handed on the alcohol taste in the overall balance.  Taste of anise.

Paired well but not as well as expected with rubbed and salted steak.

Good picnic wine, I would by again at $9 a bottle.

Sipped: 3-/6 (very good)

Paired: 3-/6 (very good)