NxNW Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of blackberry, blue fruit, anise, and oak spice. On the palate there is black cherry, caramel, stewed plum, and a hint of coffee bean. Soft entry, nice weight, generous tannins and long finish.
"The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley was blended from 11 vineyards and is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, with the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot aged for 15 months in French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays aromas of cedar, baking spices, herbs, incense, black currant, and blackberry. Layered on the palate, dense, and already exhibiting some complexity, this lengthy effort will reward 3-4 years of cellaring and offer a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2022.
The Wine Advocate
"A mix of Columbia Valley vineyards contributed to this Bordeaux blend, which opens aromatically with dusty red fruits, a silky mouthfeel, soft tannins and a moderate level of alcohol (14%). Immediately likeable, with mulberry/blackberry fruit, pretty chocolate and a whiff of smoke, but this could be cellared for another six or eight years."
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NxNW: North by Northwest, represents wines made from inland grape growing appellations of the Columbia River Basin of Oregon and Washington. The NxNW winemakers have developed strong, creative relationships with growers and fellow winemakers in the Columbia River Appellation and throughout the northwest viticultural region - leading to this innovative project. NxNW is as unique lens for capturing the essence of terroir, the character of the people, and the quality of the wines from this great new emerging winegrowing region.
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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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(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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