2014 Malbec, Spice Cabinet Vineyard
Horse Heaven Hills
This robustly structured, inky-hued Reserve Malbec opens with a fruity sensibility of berry compote and spiced-filled aromatics. The palate explodes with flavors of plum, blueberries and currant, with slight notes of rosemary. This is a dense, concentrated wine with silky tannins and a lush, lengthy finish
Blend: 95% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Acidity 0.56 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 15.5%
Barrel Aging: 20 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.
The Pinnacle of Winemaking Craftsmanship
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.