Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Columbia Valley, Washington

2018 vintage: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc. From several vineyard sources in the Columbia Valley. Aged 21 months in 100% French oak, 40% new, 60% experienced. 2018 vintage – An intriguing nose displays aromas of cola, cloves, leather and plum. Muscular tannins are well balanced by fruit and come into further harmony with earthy, sophisticated layers. On the palate huckleberry, cassis and Morello cherries are matched by briny olive, walnut and black pepper which drive toward a lingering finish. While a beauty in its youth, this wine’s depth and complexity promises to deliver further enjoyment with time. 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.

$63.99