Black olive, cherry and chocolate aromatics precede a palate of cocoa, black cherry and vanilla flavors. This is an intense, complex wine that culminates in a balanced, lingering finish.
Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot
Total Acidity 0.59 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 14.1%
Barrel Aging: Aging occurred for 24 months in the barrel.
Fermentaion: 7 days on skins, Premier Cuvée, Pasteur Red and Montrachet yeasts
The growing season began with cool weather that modestly delayed bud break and fruit set.
Consistent and ideal weather conditions from mid-summer to early fall, with daytime to nighttime swings spanning as much as 40 degrees, were perfect for fruit maturation.
Grape clusters were compact with large, fully-mature berries.
Fruit quality was excellent, marking the 5th consecutive quality vintage.
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.