Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Columbia Valley, Washington

2017 vintage: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 15 Petit Verdot. From several vineyard sources in the Columbia Valley. Aged 21 months in 100% French oak, 45% new, 65% experienced. Dark ruby, the 2017 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sa;uvignon has a bold and structured nose with layers of complex aromas of juicy cherry, blackberry, dusty plum, dried herbs, bitter dark chocolate and soft herbaceous green notes. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is full in flavor, displaying a balanced structure that gives pleasure with qualities of spiced black cherry, dusty plum skin ad soft mocha expressions that continue to evolve on the persistent, elongated finish. Abeja founders Ken and Ginger Harrison came to Walla Walla Valley in the late 1990s in search of land suitable for planting world class Cabernet Sauvignon. Today Abeja is the realization of the Harrisons’ vision. Winemakers Daniel Wampfler and Amy Alvarez-Wampfler craft Abeja’s acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot as well as the winery’s sought-after, limited-release estate and reserve wines, offered exclusively to Abeja List members. Spanish for bee, the name Abeja (pronounced ‘ah-BAY-ha’) was chosen to honor a deep-rooted respect for the environment.

$61.99