This wine opens with aromas of spice, black cherries and chocolate, which lead to a bold and sleek palate that shows terrific depth of black fruits, cocoa and vanilla flavors. It is a bold, complex wine that culminates in a seductive finish.
Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc
Total Acidity 0.60 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 15.5%
Barrel Aging: 18 months in 40% new French oak barrels
The 2015 vintage was one of the warmest growing seasons on record in Washington.
Warm temperatures continued through the spring and summer, moderating slightly into fall and extending an early harvest.
Overall, 2015 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing optimal ripening across varieties and yielding outstanding wines throughout the region.
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.