2017 Long Shadows Cabernet Sauvignon Feather
2017 Long Shadows Cabernet Sauvignon Feather: Columbia Valley, Washington
Winemaker Notes: Impressive depth and purity are displayed on a core of mocha-scented blackberry and ripe plum flavors woven with hints of rosemary and thyme. The wine’s refined tannins and an appealing earthiness provide rich texture and a lengthy finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous Red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.
Columbia Valley, in the southeastern corner of Washington State, is one of the United States’ largest official wine regions.The area covers just over 11 million acres (4.5 million hectares), of which 40,000 acres (16,000ha) are under vine.The Columbia Valley AVA is centered around the Columbia River and its tributaries: the Walla Walla, Yakima and Snake rivers. Fruit is sourced from vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley AVA.
Long Shadows Vintners is a Washington winery and label with a portfolio of wines made from local fruit, but by different international winemakers. Most of the grapes used are popular regional varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay and Syrah, although the portfolio includes blends and less common varieties too. Long Shadows was founded in 2003 by Allen Shoup after he left his position as president and CEO of the major Washington wine company Chateau Ste. Michelle.