The 2012 Legacy is available exclusively to members of the Winemaker's Tier of the Wine Club. To join the Winemaker's Club or to place an order, call 425-482-7371.
After harvesting in October 2012, 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 19 months in a combination of French and American 225-liter oak barrels, 30% of which were new.
A classic Bordeaux style blend, our Columbia Winery Legacy has power and presence from aroma to finish – a tribute to our own legacy in Washington winemaking. Legacy opens with a bouquet of cassis, black cherry, and brown spice. Cabernet Sauvignon forms the foundation of this blend, creating a solid structure with firm tannins. Merlot adds notes of blueberry and softness to the mouthfeel. Malbec and Cabernet Franc lend a deep purple hue and violet aromas. A touch of Petit Verdot complements the blend, reinforcing the structure and intensity of this memorable red blend.