Cataclysm Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Columbia Valley, Washington

2019 vintage: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot. As the last ice age ended, the glacial dam holding back Lake Missoula would periodically burst, releasing a 400-foot wall of water that tore across the Pacific Northwest. The cataclysmic floods devastated everything in their path and reshaped the landscape. But from this upheaval, new life was born. The floodwaters scoured soil and sediment from the land as they went, pooling and eddying through what is now the Columbia Valley, leaving a nutrient poor, but well drained soil. Cataclysm pays homage to the forces that continue to shape and reshape the earth beneath our feet. Showcasing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest region, this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is rich with earthy minerality balanced with concentrated dark fruit. Aromas of bramble berries, deep plum and cherry mingle with rich tobacco and herbs. Flavors of currant and cherry explode on the palate mixed with pencil lead, vanilla, and spice. This is a robust Cabernet with all the hallmarks of a complex Washington State wine.