2016 Cedar & Salmon Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Cedar & Salmon Cabernet Sauvignon, From Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
Sourced from the hilly terrain of Washington, our Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby in color and spice driven in aroma with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. A soft entry onto the palate leads to rich black cherry, black currant and dark chocolate flavors.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux’s Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.
Its wide prairies and rolling expanses led an early pioneer to proclaim that the region looked like “horse heaven,” and as a result, the area was appropriately named. Horse Heaven Hills is in south central Washington state, geographically bound on its northern border by the Yakima River and in the south, by the larger Columbia River.
Capturing the region’s authenticity and allure, Cedar + Salmon wines honor the unique spirit of the Pacific Northwest and give cause for celebration. Known for an abundance of natural resources, a harmonious relationship has long existed between the land and its people. Carefully cultivated farms and vineyards grown in mineral rich soils produce wines that exude the essence of the region’s diverse environment. Balanced and versatile, these food-friendly wines deliver bright fruit flavors with a well-rounded finish.