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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Columbia Winery Otis Vineyard David Lake Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Columbia Winery Otis Vineyard David Lake Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
(search item no. 84182)

PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Established in 1957 by Otis Harlan, Otis Vineyard is one of the most celebrated vineyards in Washington. Located in the Yakima Valley on the lower slopes of the Rattlesnake Hills, Otis boasts the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon planting in the state. The vineyard contracts exclusively with Columbia Winery.

Columbia Winery's longstanding relationship with Ois Vineyard began in 1979, when the old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon formed the backbone of the Millennium Cabernet. Winemaker David Lake first produced a single vineyarddesignated wine from Otis with the 1981 release of Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, Lake continues to create award-winning Otis Vineyard designated – Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay – both wines from the highly acclaimed David Lake Signature Series.

Deep ruby red color. Ripe black currant, blueberries and fine herb flavors. The palate shows of ripe, sweet fruit and velvety tannins. Smooth and full-bodied with excellent lingering finish and elegance.

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About Columbia Winery:

Columbia Winery was the first premium winery in Washington and the first in the state to produce vineyard-designate wines. Columbia Winery was founded in 1962 by ten friends, six of whom were University of Washington professors. Originally known as Associated Vintners, the group was united in the belief that vines could survive the harsh Washington winters and that fine wine could be made in Washington state.

Having worked alongside founding winemaker and Master of Wine, David Lake, Kerry Norton now oversees the Columbia Winery winemaking, handcrafting Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah sourced from the Columbia and Yakima Valleys.