Basel Cellars Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Five unique vineyards in Eastern Washington come together in this elegant blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, namely Double River, Double Canyon, Gamache, Wallula and Phinny Hill. Each site brings a clear and noticeable expression to our Cabernet and it showed great potential from the day it was picked until the end of barrel aging. These different lots enjoyed extended maceration during fermentation and brought forth structure and depth in these wines. All of our Cabernet lots were aged predominantly in French oak, with 90% of it being new. New French oak compliments the varietal well and brings out the vibrant fruit-forward notes from each vineyard site even more. It aged harmoniously for 18 months and was blended and bottled in the April of 2015.
Varieties: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Columbia Valley, Washington
Vineyards: Double River, Double Canyon, Phinny Hill, Wallula, Gamache
Oak: 100% French oak, 90% new
Columbia Valley, Washington