Intense chocolate-cherry aromatics precede a palate rich with cocoa, black cherry and vanilla. The perfectly balanced mouthfeel culminates in a long, seductive finish.
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Acidity 0.58 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 14.1%
Barrel Aging: Aged in the barrel for 24 months
Fermentaion: 7-10 days on skins
Bud break occurred in mid-April, approximately one week later than a typical year.
The vines thrived during excellent growing conditions in May and early June, and bloom occurred on time (mid-June).
Above normal temperatures in July and August advanced ripening, and ideal temperatures in September and October (70s to 80s during the day; 40s to 50s during the night) allowed for excellent hang time and flavor maturity.
Meticulously hand-crafted in our Petit Chai – a “winery-within-a-winery” – our Reserve wines represent the pinnacle of winemaking at Columbia Crest. Sourced from premier vineyard sites, less than one percent of the finest grape yields will qualify for our Reserve program, and these wines receive the same hands-on care and attention-to-detail associated with the world’s most exclusive boutique wineries.