The Wine Advocate
This classic Bordeaux-style wine opens with intense aromatics of graphite and plums. Balanced flavors of dark fruit and black currant lead to hints of cocoa and tobacco on the palate. The supple tannins lead to a smoky, velvety finish. This wine is powerful, yet elegant.
Total Acidity 0.60 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 15%
Barrel Aging: Predominately new French oak for 26 months in our “Le Petit Chai”
Fermentaion: 6-10 days on the skins
After a “classic” Washington vintage in 2012, the summer of 2013 was one of the warmest in the past decade with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.
Accelerated ripening due to the warm season was slowed by cooler temperatures and light rain events in September. This aided in hang time development resulting in stellar fruit characters and flavors.
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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.