The wine opens up with densely packed aromas of violets and warm blueberry pie. After opening, it delivers more concentrated flavors of dark chocolate and coffee. The palate texture is dense and develops into a firm yet silky finish.
Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec
Total Acidity 0.53 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 15.0%
Barrel Aging: Half of the blend aged in a French oak tank for 6 months, then was transferred to neutral oak barrels for an additional 10 months
After warmer than average 2012 and 2013 vintages, 2014 in Eastern Washington was one of the warmest seasons in decades with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.
Overall, 2014 was a pleasant growing season; ripening was excellent for all varieties in all locations.
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.