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2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia ValleyCollusion
A warm winter ended when snow arrived at our Eastern Washington vineyards in February, where it remained well into March. Pruning and bud break were delayed, but warm, mild weather in May and June finally allowed for good canopy growth, bloom and fruit set. Moderate summer temperatures prevailed, and we reached phenolic maturity earlier than expected. We were able to harvest our vineyard blocks prior to the onset of frosts in late October.
Upon arrival to the winery, the fruit was gently destemmed and sorted, then conveyed to stainless tanks for fermentation with select yeast strains. Following a maceration period of 15 days, the new wine was drained warm into French oak barrels, 30% of which were new. We bottled the 2019 Collusion Cabernet Sauvignon after 20 months of barrel aging.
Ruby in color, aromas of juicy blue fruits, red currants, violets and leafy tobacco emerge from the 2019 Collusion Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate the wine is rich and dynamic, with a solid core of red berry fruit and a structure dictated by ripe tannins. The finish is long and nuanced.
- Blend75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Malbec, 1% Merlot
- AppellationColumbia Valley