2013 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon-Library

MEMBERS:

The 2013 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 2013, 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 and rack and returns 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 roughly 20 months in a combination of new and used French and American oak barrels, of which about 40% were new.

Tasting Notes

Red Mountain is a spectacular place to grow Cabernet Sauvignon, and ours is a luxurious expression of it! A bouquet of crushed raspberry, black olive and cedar lead to a big, expansive palate. Mouth-filling flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and a note of bacon fat intertwine with dark cocoa, toasted oak and vanilla. Well-structured with firm tannins, our Red Mountain Cabernet makes a great partner to a variety of hard cheeses like pecorino or parmesan, or duck meatballs with a cherry sauce.

Varietal Content:  90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Appellation:  Red Mountain AVA
Alcohol Content:  14.2%