2017 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - Columbia Winery
Although it is the smallest in land size, the Red Mountain AVA produces some of Washington’s most intensely flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2017 vintage started off cooler and wetter than average, setting us up for a slow bud break. Steady days of sunshine and mild temperatures followed throughout the season and gave the grapes ample time on the vines. We patiently waited to harvest at the optimal moment. The grapes for this wine come from two different vineyard sites. One is on the western end of the mountain with a perfect southern aspect. The other is from the eastern end with a gentler slope coming off the mountain.