2017 Buried Cane Columbia Valley, Washington Cabernet Sauvignon
Vibrant aromas of raspberry, red cherry, currant and baking spice. This wine has is medium-bodied with a round palate and moderate tannins. Notes of red fruit and smoky cedar lead to a smooth, lingering finish.
About This Wine:
It’s a practice that is used to protect grapevines from frigid winter temperatures that occasionally hit the region. Low-growing vine canes are buried under the soil for protection from the cold and then are unearthed after the threats of a winter freeze have passed.
The grapes for the 2017 Buried Cane Chardonnay came from several Columbia Valley vineyards. The team at Buried Cane worked rigorously with each vineyard manager throughout the growing season to guarantee fruit of the highest quality possible at harvest time. Without exceptional fruit, it’s impossible to make exceptional wine.
The proof is in the pudding — or, in this case, in the bottle. The winemaker at Buried Cane tells us that the objective with this Chardonnay is to craft a bright, crisp, dry white wine with gentle hints of cream and vanilla from just a touch of oak aging. Mission accomplished... deliciously.