Estate Grown, Columbia Valley
Planted in 1997
Often regarded as the world's premium red variety as it is able to grow under a large variety of conditions and still retain its varietal characteristics. Grown extensively in Médoc, the heart of Bordeaux, and nearly all wine growing regions of the world. Cabernet Sauvignon is often blended with cabernet franc and merlot.
Aging and oak treatment will generally see the primary fruit qualities change to that of preserved fruits. Tannins are firm and gripping when young and can provide a strong puckering sensation that diminishes with age, producing a more harmonious blend of fruit and wood tannins.
Our estate cabernet is a robust, full-bodied red with notes of tobacco, cassis, black cherry and clove on the palate. It can be enjoyed in its youth with hearty meals, but will age well and soften for many years.