Basel Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley, Washington

Item No. 94335
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • RP89

Winemaker's Notes

Pheasant Run Vineyard was established in early 1996 in the deep, sandy loam soils for which the Walla Walla Valley is famous. Bordeaux varietals thrive here and this 100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies the results.

It is a blend of four separate blocks of Cabernet, each vinified separately and expertly combined to create a complex wine. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 100% new oak, 68% French and 32% American.

It is almost brooding in the glass, with dark, earthy scents of cedar, sweet plums, tobacco leaf and wet stone. Flavors of red and black fruits and a hint of whiskey barrel on the finish complement the elegant, integrated tannins.

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Basel Cellars Estate Winery is in the heart of Washington's Walla Walla Valley which was named by Sunset Magazine as The 2005 Wine Destination of the Year. Basel Cellars produces 6500 cases per year, with a focus on Bordeaux-style blends, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Basel Cellars Estate Winery is the perfect place to stage every celebration of life, reunions with family and...

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Learn About Walla Walla Valley

So nice, they say it twice... Sharing part of the valley with Oregon, Walla Walla is on the southeast side of the Columbia Valley. It is primarily red grape land, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading in the vineyards, followed by Merlot and the ever-growing and very popular, Syrah. In the 1990's, as Washington State was gaining more acclaim for its red wines, Walla Walla was...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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