About This Wine
Watch out Bordeaux, Burgundy and California. Washington Red Wines Are About To Steal Your Crown
Bordeaux. Burgundy. California's Napa Valley. Sonoma. They're all "big names" in red wine. And they're all about to be bypassed — by a dedicated group of winemakers hailing from a little farther north ... in Washington's picturesque Columbia Valley.
With vineyards situated at almost the exact same latitude as Bordeaux and Burgundy, Washington winemakers have spent the last 60 years developing serious, full-bodied red wines bursting with lush, velvety fruit flavors. And they've got a geographic advantage over their California wine-making competition. Because Washington is located significantly north of California, Washington gets about 2 more hours of sunlight each day.
Why does the sunlight matter so much? Because extra sunshine leads to exceptional flavor development in grapes. And once you try this Washington Cabernet, the intense berry and plum flavors may just have you re-thinking your opinion of French and California red wines.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 1% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec
- Grape Source:Premier Cabernet vineyards in Washington's Columbia Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Berry, Plum, Oak and a Hint of Sage
- Aging Vessels:French and American Oak Barrels with 30% New Oak
- When to Drink:Now Through 2020
- Food Pairing SuggestionPepper-crusted tenderloin, savory beef short ribs, filet mignon, creamy sage-oregano polenta.
Polished, generous and airy in texture, with pure currant and blackberry flavors that hint at coffee as the finish lingers against fine tannins. Drink now through 2014. 26,000 cases made.
Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon (as the recipe calls for), as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The RecipePork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
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