Wine Columbia Crest, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2009
Reviews of purchase Columbia Crest, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2009
The wine is deep ruby color.
The taste of wine is balanced, with notes of dark fruit and caramel, with fine tannins and a long, seductive finish.
In the aromatic bouquet of wine is dominated by seductive fruit tones, which are complemented by nuances of spice and cocoa.
The wine will be a nice pair of meat dishes, cheeses, game, pates.
The wine is made from the best grapes harvested from eight different low-yielding plots located on a hillside Wahluke, in a cool area Creek and Horse Heaven Hills. Grapes from the Wahluke has an intense aroma and adds texture and complexity of wine, grapes from Creek saturates the taste of wine fruitiness, and berries from the Horse Heaven Hills promote balance and solid finished wine. Harvest each parcel vinified separately. After cold maceration and fermentation for 6-9 days, the wine is assembled and placed in new French (82%) and American (18%) oak barrels for malolactic fermentation. Aging wine in oak barrels lasts 25 months.
In general, weather 2009 was very favorable. During the growing season were dry, warm days with plenty of sunshine. Flowering was delayed a bit because of the cool spring days, but soon returned to the heat, and favorable for ripening weather lasted until September. Freezing October 10 forced farm workers Columbia Crest hurry up and finish the harvest early. The grapes ripened perfectly and had a good content of natural fruit acidity.
Columbia Crest - a very popular and fast-growing winery America. Columbia landed his first big major varieties of Bordeaux vineyards in 1978, and in 1984 produced the first wine. Columbia Crest produces a small amount of top-quality wines, as well as more simple and affordable everyday wines. Columbia Crest Winery in - this is the work of the international team, led by 2002 worth winemaker Ray Einberger. Under the leadership of Ray talented oenologists produce consistently high-quality wines, deservedly marked by both consumers and professionals in the field of winemaking.
2,500 acres of vineyards are located in the Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley. The unique location with its microclimate, and especially from the rest of the valley soils makes it possible to grow high-quality grapes. The climate in Columbia is very similar to the climate of central France, which is why Bordeaux grape varieties feel at home in Washington State.