Cabernet Sauvignon is notoroious for exhibiting big, bold flavors. Our Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon highlights this classic characteristic while softening the edges just enough to call attention to delicate aromas and fruit complexity.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 91 points - Midnight purple/black color. Emits lovely, restrained aromas of mulberry, red currant, strawberry, old leather-bound book, tobacco leaf. Medium body, silky texture underpin the raisiny, plummy flavor profile that’s moderately tannic, juicy, spicy, lush. Great Value (Jun 2014)
Grand Estates is synonymous with quality, consistency and value. Combining the best vineyards from the Columbia Valley with artisan winemaking results in a world-class wine.
|Harvest Date: October 9, 2006
Total Acidity: 0.57 g/100ml
Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% merlot, 4% Syrah
|Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from vineyards located predominantly on the Horse Heaven Hills (which contributes texture and body) and the Wahluke Slope (for aromatics and complexity.)
Columbia Valley vineyards are seated east of the Cascade Mountain range. Up to 14,000 feet high, the mountains effectively block eastward-moving wet weather systems from the Pacific Ocean.
Just 6 to 8 inches of rainfall reach the growing region annually. Vineyards are 100% drip irrigated.
The soils have low fertility and low water-holding capacity, allowing precise control of vine growth patterns.
Vines are planted north to south on south and southeast-facing slopes.
|At Columbia Crest we pride ourselves on delivering handcrafted, superior-quality small-lot wines, as well as affordable everyday Washington wines. Our first release in 1984 started a tradition that has established us as one of America’s most popular and fast-growing wineries.