Today, nearly 60% of the region’s vineyards are dedicated to full-bodied red wine varieties with Cabernet Sauvignon representing the state’s top grape. What makes Columbia Valley red wines unique? Plush, fruity flavors paired with sweet-tart acidity and balanced tannins.
Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2014
Deep, ripe black fruit aromas and flavors provide the framework for a richly concentrated wine with generous notes of fresh plum, currant and black cherry that stretch across a long, textured finish.Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec.
92 points James Suckling
Milbrandt Vineyards The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope 2016
Our estate bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon is filled with aromas of plum, black cherry, black currant and dried herb, with notes of mocha and espresso. It has a broad, viscous entry with a dense chewy mid-palate, followed by a very long finish. This wine pairs beautifully with rich dishes such as steak, lamb and duck.
Barnard Griffin Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2015
The variety is unmistakable, with notes of dried herb, dark cherry and espresso. The jammy fruit flavors are rich, with lightly grainy tannins and coffee notes on the finish. It shows a fine sense of balance.
90 pts. WE