2012 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon-Library


The 2012 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is available exclusively to members of our Winemakers Tier. Please contact the wine club at 425-482-7371 or wineclub@columbiawinery.com to order.

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 to 90°F in small-lot, stainless steel tanks after a couple days of cold soak on the skins.  During fermentation, pump overs were used for intense extraction of color and flavor.  Malolactic fermentation was completed to create a complex mouth feel.  All lots were barrel aged in 225-liter barrels for 18 months in a combination of new and used French and American oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Dark and rich, our Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon starts with an elegant nose of crushed brambleberry and olive. These characteristics are amplified on the palate with big, bold flavors of blackberry and dark cherry intertwined with dark cocoa, toasted oak and vanilla notes. Well-structured with firm tannins, this Cabernet has an abundant mouthfeel that is great as a standalone wine and even better with any hearty meal. 

Varietal Content:  85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Appellation:  Red Mountain AVA
Alcohol Content:  14.2%