2013 Legacy Red Blend

Our 2013 Legacy is SOLD OUT. Try our 2014 Legacy Red Blend.

Winemaking Notes

After harvesting in October 2013, the grapes for this wine were destemmed at the winery and transferred to tanks. Fermentation occurred at 85°F in small-lot, stainless steel tanks following up to three days of cold soaking on the skins. During fermentation, pump-overs were used for intense extraction of color and flavor.  Malolactic fermentation was completed to create a round mouthfeel.  All lots were barrel aged for 20 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels, 43% of which were new.

Tasting Notes

2013 Legacy

A classic Bordeaux style blend wine, our Columbia Winery Legacy Red Blend has power and presence from aroma to finish – a tribute to our own legacy in Washington winemaking. Legacy opens with a bouquet of cassis, rose petal and brown spice. Cabernet Sauvignon forms the foundation of this blend, creating a solid structure with big, firm tannins. Merlot adds notes of cherry and plum, adding finesse to the mouthfeel. Malbec and Cabernet Franc lend a deep purple hue and aromas of blueberry and dried herbs, as well as delightful floral notes. A touch of Petit Verdot complements the blend, reinforcing the structure and intensity of this memorable wine. This Bordeaux style blend wine is a classic and as such will pair well with dishes like beef bourguignon and beef Wellington. Drink now and enjoy for 5-7 years.

Varietal Content:  67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 9% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Appellation:  Horse Heaven Hills
Alcohol Content:  14.2%