Arbor Crest Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
This complex and full-bodied 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon is an exquisite blend from five unique vineyard sites in the Columbia Valley. The multiple layers of chocolate, red-currant, and plum explode on the palate, finishing with hints of spices and herbs from the French oak. Barrel-aged for twenty months, this wine displays intense dark berry fruit and a full-bodied character that Cabernet lovers cherish. It is our pleasure to present to you this memorable Cabernet Sauvignon.
"It's bright and generous, with ripe berry and dried cherry flavors at the core, under a layer of spicy oak, melding nicely as the flavors persist on a solid finish. Drink now thorugh 2006."
-Wine Spectator Weekly
Washington produces so many exciting wines, and that definitely includes Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. With over 10,000 acres under vine, Cabernet Sauvignon is now the most widely-grown varietal in the state. Terrific examples hail from sub-appellations like Red Mountain, Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills and Walla Walla Valley. One of the fascinations of these Columbia Valley Cabs is that they so often seem to have one foot in the New World and one in the Old. Representing the former are characteristics like the ripe, forward fruit that results from long sunny days during the growing season (up to two hours longer than in much of California). Old World similarities include an undeniable brightness from acidity, as well as notes of herbs, graphite and a dusty, sometimes gravelly minerality.
Whether you’re looking for a budget bottle for everyday enjoyment, or a stellar, world-class wine with tremendous aging potential, Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wines can deliver the goods! Among the many fine options are bottles from Columbia Crest, Chateau Ste. Michelle, L’ecole #41, Quilceda Creek and Leonetti.