Three Rivers Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington
The Columbia Valley is the heart and soul of Washington's wine industry. A parched and windswept desert, it covers nearly half of the state and includes such famed regions as Walla Walla Valley, Horse Heaven Hills and Wahluke Slope. Our 2008 Columbia Valley Cabernet features grapes from a handful of the finest vineyards in each of these areas. A dark, muscular wine it delivers black cherries, vanilla, blackberries, tobacco and cocoa.
Wine Spectator - "Fresh and open-textured, with some crisp tannins adding an edge to the generous cherry and plum fruit, persisting nicely on the finish."
Wine Enthusiast - "A hard, tart, tightly wound Cabernet, with juicy berry flavors at the heart of the wine. This needs decanting and/or another couple of years in the bottle, but it’s well made and shows some real muscle for a Cabernet at this price."
The Wine Advocate - "Three Rivers' 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon gives up an attractive nose of spicy red fruits and floral aromas. Medium-bodied, savory, and well-balanced, this solid value will pair well with pizza and burgers..."
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Three Rivers Winery
Three Rivers Winery is a destination winery located just west of Walla Walla, Washington in the Columbia Valley wine country. Founded in 1999, Three Rivers Winery continues the tradition of acclaimed Walla Walla winemaking, handcrafting premium wines under the direction of Washington winemaking veteran Holly Turner. The winery is recognized for its quality and value driven wines, which are sourced from established vineyards and famed appellations from across Washington State. The 18,000 sq. ft. facility is set atop a small knoll overlooking the surrounding vineyards and includes a tasting room, meeting room and three short holes of golf for winery guests. Three Rivers Winery is a favorite destination for enthusiasts seeking a unique wine country experience. View all Three Rivers Winery Wines
About Columbia ValleyView a map of Columbia Valley wineries
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 helps the vines survive the harsh winters.
Notable FactsMerlot is the most popular and most planted grape of the area, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Syrah and Riesling are also popular and continue to grow in acreage.
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Washington State is exploding onto the world’s wine scene. The second largest wine-producing region in the United States, the number of wineries has more than doubled in the past decade to more than 900 today. The great majority of the state’s 50,000+ acres of vineyards are grown on the east side of the Cascade mountains, where they enjoy 300+ days of sunshine a year, well-draining soils and a diurnal shift ideal for wine grapes.
Washington is not defined by a single grape variety, with nearly 70 varieties to explore. Out of these, the top five are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Syrah. Winemakers and grape growers are driven by a pioneering spirit, and aren’t afraid to experiment with new techniques in an ever-growing quest to make world-class wine. With a state-of-the-art research program, near-perfect growing conditions and the possibility for exponential growth – Washington State is proving itself to be a force to be reckoned with.
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