Walla Walla Valley
This wine offers a subtle contrast of fresh red fruit and hints of dry aromatic herbs. The red plummy pallet is bright and distinctive, reinforced by nuances of sweet oak and a rustic finish.
Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot
Total Acidity 0.56 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 15.0%
Barrel Aging: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot
The early dry and warm spring, combined with cooler temperatures in August and September, slowed down ripening and resulted in the longest harvest on record in Washington state (August 15-November 15).
Overall, 2016 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing wines with nicely resolved tannins and maturity
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.