Washington Hills Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 1999

Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $10.49
Item No. 53584

Winemaker's Notes

The Wine Very dark in color; wild blackberry jam and cedar spice rise when the glass is swirled. A full rich texture satisfies the palate with bright fruit flavors and modest tannins. Needs a little time but this could evolve into my favorite Cabernet Merlot yet. The Grapes Always a fun task, the blending of the 1999 Cabernet Merlot came together with a little magic in June of 2000. The final blend was 71% Columbia Valley and 29% Yakima Valley,60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The Appellation The Columbia Valley appellation recognizes an area of the Columbia Basin stretching from The Dalles, Oregon, north through Washington to Lake Roosevelt and east to the Idaho border. The area is characterized by low rainfall, long daylight hours during growing season and sandy soils.

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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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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