2012 Legacy-Library

2012 Legacy-Library Bottle Shot


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.

Winemaking Notes

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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Varietal Content:  58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Appellation:  Columbia Valley
Alcohol Content:  14%