Columbia Crest - H3 Horse Heaven Hills – Cabernet Sauvignon
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Region: USA / Washington / Columbia Valley
Type: Full-bodied red wine
Vineyards: The Horse Heaven Hills vineyards located in Eastern Washington.
Vinification: Grapes are crushed and then fermented 6-10 days on the skins. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and oak barrels. Blending occurs immediately after fermentation.
Aging: The majority of the wine (88%) is aged for 9 months in a combination of new and older French and American oak barrels, while a small percentage of the wine (12%) is aged in stainless steel tanks.
Color: Deep ruby red.
Nose: Opens with aromas of black cherries and blackberries with a touch of currants and vanilla, complemented by earth and mineral notes.
Palate: Deep berry flavors lead to a soft tannin cocoa finish.
Food pairing: Pasta bolognese, braised lamb shank, beef pot roast, strongly