Gordon Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington

$19.99
Item No. 87743
  • red wine
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS86
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Winemaker's Notes

Winemaking: The Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested at 25.6 Brix and gently crushed into open top stainless steel fermentation tanks. The skins and juice were allowed to "cold soak" for a number of days prior to the addition of cultured yeast. This process creates darker colors and enhances the ripeness of flavors. After fermentation was completed, the finished wine was drawn off and the skins were pressed. 100% of the vintage was aged in small oak barrels, the majority being from French forests, for 22 months. Gentle racking of the barrels allowed for the removal of solids without filtration.

Winemaker notes: Black currant, rich berry flavors, chocolate and leather accompany this full-bodied wine with great structure and moderate tannins, followed by a smooth toasty lingering finish. A great wine that pairs well with intensely flavored meats and bone-in steaks with mushroom sauces

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The Gordon Brothers vineyards were established in 1980. They have planted a total of 95 acres, consisting of 25 acres of Chardonnay, 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 acres of Merlot, 15 acres of Syrah, 14 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, and one acre of Gewurztraminer. The vineyards lie on a perfectly oriented south-facing slope ranging from an elevation of 600 to 682 feet above sea...

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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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