Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Snoqualmie Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Snoqualmie Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 92947)

PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes are grown on the Wahluke Slope and in the Yakima Valley. The vineyards receive only 6-8 inches of rainfall annually and soils are deep and sandy with low water-holding capacity. These vineyard characteristics stress the vines and ultimately yield concentrated fruit with depth and varietal expression.

"Strawberry, sage, and red current aromas lead to rich sweet vanillin oak and soft, round tannins on the palate."
- Joy Andersen, Winemaker

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About Snoqualmie:

Snoqualmie Vineyards embodies the spirit of the Northwest in personality and in its approach to winemaking. Snoqualmie's honest, yet eclectic style is largely a reflection of winemaker Joy Andersen, at the helm since 1990. Under Joy's leadership, Snoqualmie’s reputation for crafting approachable, food-friendly wines has been recognized across the country by critics and consumers alike.

Snoqualmie has been producing classic varietal wines from Columbia Valley vineyards for over two decades. Snoqualmie's vineyards lie within three distinct growing regions of the Columbia Valley: Wahluke Slope, Yakima Valley and Horse Haven Hills. Each area produces grapes with flavors unique to the area, and Joy considers the individuality of each growing region one of her strongest winemaking tools.

Styled for easy drinking and as a complement to food, the Columbia Valley tier wines are as welcome on a picnic table as they are on a linen tablecloth.

Rosebud Vineyard, on the Wahluke Slope, one of the warmest areas in the state, was planted in 1981 and is one of the original vineyards for Snoqualmie wines. As of 1991 Snoqualmie has an exclusive contract with Rosebud Vineyards. It is the source for their single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

Snoqualmie's reserve wines are made a barrel at a time using artisan winemaking techniques. Quantities are extremely limited.