Event

Open Bottle - North by Northwest Cabernet, Columbia Valley

Monday, December 11, 2017

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Every Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 pm we open a special bottle of wine and offer to you at a highly discounted price.
The wines are typically 90 points or better and are discounted 20-40%. Sometimes even more! when we can get special pricing from our vendors , we pass the savings along to you!!
Come in on Thursday and sample. If you can't make it, call us and we can put some aside for you!! 
(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


 

  75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc!  

90 POINTS!!! THE WINE ENTHUSIAST
Best Buy!! 
“Aromas of dried herbs, bittersweet chocolate, coffee and cherry are varietal and lead to abundant wood spice accents. The palate offers lively acidity that frames the lithe yet sweet fruit flavors.”

 


"A Fantastic example of the rich complexity of fruit and supporting structure for which wines from the Columbia Valley are known. The combination of southeastern facing slopes, huge swings in daytime to nightime temperatures and a long growing season builds depth and elegance in the lush Cabernet. - Mike

"A full and complex entrance sets the tone. Layers of varietal characteristics flow through the mid-palate.
The structure and balanced tannins lend  to  a lingering finish."
 The Winemaker
 

 

Regularly $ 29.99

Special  Open Bottle Price

Only 
$21.00 a bottle


 $108.00 for 6! (18.00)!!

 The Wine.....

 The Columbia Valley was Wasington's first AVA and it is still the largest. Washington's wine county is blessed with a terroir of abundant sunshine.
Sharing the same 46° latitude as Burgundy and Bordeaux, the combination of Washington's  warm days, crisp cool evenings and well-draining, sandy soils yield grapes with a perfect ripeness and acidity critical for the crafting of world-class wine.
This idyllic terroir allows the region to produce wines that are both fruit forward  and structured.

The 2013 vintage is comprised of fruit from several different vineyards, predominately The Benches, Les Collines, Alder Ridge and Heather Hill. The addition of Merlot and Cab Franc contribute to the blend's full body and firm tannins.
Black fruits like blackberry and black cherry take center stage in this smooth and balanced wine.
After a rich entrance, fruit and earth blend seamlessly through a lingering finish .

 The Process.....
 Fruit for the 2013 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was cold soaked, punched down and pumped over. The wine then underwent  delestage and an extended maceration process.This Cabernet Sauvignon benefited from 18 months in French and American  oak.

 The Vineyard.....
 2013 was among the warmest vintages on record for the state. While yields were high, smaller berries with thick skins created wines with dense structure and ample color and flavor. In mid-September, cooler temperatures moved in while the weather stayed dry and grapes were allowed optimum hang time before harvest.

WINEMAKER  TASTING NOTES
Color: rich violet and garnet edges
Nose: blackberry, black currant, clove, chocolate, toffee, leather, plum, violets, coffee
Flavors: blackberry, black cherry, dried tobacco leaves, cinnamon, cigar box, rhubarb pie