CMS Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Columbia Valley, Washington

2020 vintage – 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% syrah, 2% Merlot. Tasting notes: Dark, rich berries, cocoa, vanilla, dried sage, and cinnamon. Full-bodied with flavors of toasty blackberry, toffee, chocolate, leather and a touch of cassis. Production notes: The grapes were sourced from Sagemoor, Wooded Island and Bacchus vineyard in the Columbia Valley AVA and Hedges Estate, Jolet, Bel’ Villa, and Les Gosses vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA. The must was pumped over for 8 days and pressed to tank, where it underwent malo-lactic fermentation. The Columbia Valley portion of this wine was fermented to dryness on 100 % American Oak and aged on 100% French oak. It was 100% barrel aged for 5 months in 100% neutral oak. The Red Mountain AVA Wines were 100% barrel aged in 100% neutral American and French oak for 19 months.