- Wine Spectator
- Wine Enthusiast
- 86% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc
- Total Acidity
- 0.56 g/100 ml
- Barrel Aging
- New French oak for 25 months
2009 Columbia ValleyReserve Cabernet Sauvignon
"Crafted in a classic Bordeaux style and sourced from low yielding vineyards within the best sub-appellations of the Columbia Valley, the wine is defined by an enticing bouquet of spice and cacao, balanced flavors of dark fruits and caramel, refined tannins and a lingering, seductive finish."
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for the Reserve program were harvested from the top 10% of the vintages’s best vineyard sites.
Vineyard sites are located on the Wahluke Slope, offering aromatics, texture and complexity; the Cold Creek area, which add flavor and fruitiness; and on the Horse Heaven Hills, which contribute balance and body to the finished wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon has an affinity for the growing season’s warm daytime and cooler evening temperatures.
The balance between daytime and nighttime temperatures during the ripening period concentrate aromatics and enhance complexity.
The region’s low rainfall stressed the vines, yielding concentrated fruit with depth and varietal expression.