Lot 512 | 2014 Columbia Valley
Double Gold Medal, 2016 Denver International Wine Competition; A lush, dense wine that delivers exceptional Cabernet quality under $20. A perfect pairing for hearty red meat pairings.
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Opaque and dense in the glass, this Cabernet has layers of complexity that are constantly shifting to reveal more depth. That this wine is still coalescing in the bottle 5 months later is a testament to the tremendous winemaking and elevage this wine has gone through. Plummy at first with violet, blackcurrant, graphite and mocha notes, it opens up over a day to reveal ripe raspberry, baking spice and cedary cigar box notes all backed by juicy blackberry and vanilla bass notes. It’s exceptionally pure and linear, still swaddled in the baby fat of its youthful tannins, but imminently approachable now with a good decant. One of the more, if not most, cellar-worthy wines you’ll find on the market today at this price point. It finishes in an expansive and saturated wash of mineral laced-tannins. Superb.
- Columbia Valley
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2027
- Release Email
great wine & value
PnP. Notes are after it opened a couple of days, but everything is quite consistent.
Nose-nutty, dried fig
palate-Dark fruit, nutty
structure-Med to full body
Bold dense finish, mild tannin. Good balance of acidity and tannin with some hotness.
Would get again due to the consistency from PnP
Glad I Bought a Case
I had my first bottle over the past three days. At first, I was disappointed with a little bit of a sour taste but that disappeared within minutes. The first night it opened up nicely and developed the dark mineral type "dusty" flavor that I like so much in other Washington State cabs. This one also definitely exhibits the vanilla notes mentioned in the CH review and it has a long chewy finish with a bitter spice at the very end. I drank the rest of the bottle two days later (with air vacuumed out) and it preserved itself almost perfectly. Too bad it is sold out!
Nice Washington State Cab
Very nice Washington State Cabernet. Enjoyed this one with prime rib for Christmas Eve dinner. Delicious full bodied cab that tasted great.
Little too boring
To put it nicely, too dull for me. Hope it will get better with age, I'll put aside till than, hoping...
Not my favorite, but a good value
Didn't think I would like this Washington Cab as much as I did....Sorry I didn't order more before it sold out!
We do not understand the reviews of this wine based on the bottle we received. Did not taste like pinot to us. The taste was so bad, we poured it out after trying the wine. Other wines in this shipment were fine so we can't blame the taste on it getting to warm in shipment. We just could not drink it.
good to diversify to Washington
always like the big Cabs from Washington. Keep them coming.
This is a winner
I love cabs and I think this is better than some of the more expensive cabs.... Great value .. I will be buying more!!
Good to Look at Washington
Solid pedigree for Lot 512 in the Red Mtn and Walla Walla AVAs, yet I was slightly disappointed. I found Lot 511 to be superior to Lot 512, but 512 is still a good wine. I will revisit 512 again in 6 months to see how it ages. I am happy to see CH active in Washington state -- maybe look at Horse Heaven Hills on the next trip.