2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

$42.00

Wine Club Price: $37.80

A wild and natural nose of currant and raspberry with hints of pepper and green cedar. Smooth, warm vanilla lingers long on the palate.

Cathedral Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon is the definition of a Northwest Cabernet. Wholly unlike the more famous Napa Cabs and proudly so, our Cabernet Sauvignon boasts enchanting aromas of cedar, fresh fir and damp forest floor – like a hike through one of our famous wild waterfall woodlands here in the Columbia Gorge – layered with warm summer fruits, raspberry, currant and just a touch of spice and vanilla. The body is full and smooth with gentle tannins that linger with every sip. Our Cabs pair beautifully with roasted and seared meats, hearty pastas, and mushrooms – especially the Pacific Northwest Morels and Chanterelles. A favorite pairing here is simple Seared Steak with sautéed Morel mushrooms or Slow Cooker French Dip Sliders with Rosemary Au Jus, the recipe included with purchase of the wine. pH 3.83, TA 6.1 and alcohol is 13.7% 

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Our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a delightful blend of the Echo Vineyard Cabernet and Bangsund Vineyard Cabernet. Echo Vineyard, now known as Firethorn Vineyard, is located in Echo, Oregon. Owned and managed by Jay Bales and his wife Donna; it was originally started by Drew Bledsoe. The 2013 fruit was picked in late September, run through the stemmer-crusher and fermented in 3 ½ ton fermenting bins. The Cabernet grapes came in at 24 Brix (a measure of sugar in grapes) and fermented with no drama. The Bangsund Cabernet was picked early and was a relatively low alcohol wine coming in at 24 ½ Brix. Each wine stayed in the barrel for 23 months, and was then blended and bottled in 495 cases. With wines from these vineyards in our library dating back to 2002, we know these wines cellar very well with no oxidation and spectacular flavor concentration appeal.

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Pairs well with: game, mushrooms, macaroni and cheese, filet mignon

Echo West Vineyard
Bangsund View
Fermenting
Melted Brie

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Quick Pairings

Hard Cheese
Hard Cheese
Red Meat
Red Meat
Roasted Vegetables
Roasted Vegetables

Wine Details

  • > Cases Produced: 300
  • > Alcohol: 13.70%
  • > pH: 3.8