Desert Wind Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $15.79
Item No. 100540

Winemaker's Notes

Winemaker Greg Fries works with the goal of producing a wine that shows distinct varietal character. The Cabernet Sauvignon from the Desert Wine vineyard tends to be luxurious in both texture and fruit. This wine has been balanced through oak barrel aging and has firmness from the oak tannins which allow the wine to drink well throughout its life span.

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Learn About Desert Wind

The concept to create this brand began with the idea to create a blended red wine. The intent was to make a Bordeaux-like blend using Washington fruit, this objective in turn led to the creation of Desert Wind. Desert Wind was first the name of the vineyard site. It had come about simply enough, coined by Jo Ann Fries; it implied the climate in eastern Washington where the vineyard...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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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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