Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region/History Notes: Colombia Valley, Washington encompasses the vast majority of vineyards and wine regions of Washington with a multitude of sub-regions. It has a desert climate with less than 8”annual rainfall because it lies to the East of the Cascade Mountains which block all the rain that Seattle is known for. The region is not known for one specific grape, like Oregon is known for Pinot Noir. Instead it is known for its ability to grow virtually every grape, and do so well! Their Cabernets rival those of California but provide way more value.
Tasting Notes: Stewed, bold dark fruits with notes of cocoa powder, roasted espresso, & black tea. Rich but still soft with a bit of funk to keep it interesting! Decant and serve with roast beef, duck confit, or grilled mushrooms.