Greenwing Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
This vivacious Cabernet Sauvignon displays enticing aromas of black cherry, ripe strawberry, loamy earth and a hint of desert sage. The bright red berry layers are echoed on the lively palate, with supple tannins and juicy acidity framing the generous fruit and carrying the wine to a long, graceful finish.
Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 5% Syrah
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About the Greenwing Teal Duck: Indigenous to the Pacific Northwest, the breeding grounds of the green-wing teal are located in the Columbia River Basin and the northern river valleys of Eastern Washington. Like the Greenwing Cabernet, the green-wing teal duck is vibrantly hued and highly gregarious, forming close-knit flocks that migrate throughout the United States.
About the Artist: The Greenwing label, which features an original illustration of a feather from a green-winged teal duck, was created by renowned New York artist Nicolas V. Sanchez. His art has been featured in numerous magazines, including VOGUE Italia, Vanity Fair and New York Magazine, and he has appeared in exhibitions in the United States, China, and Italy.
Washington produces so many exciting wines, and that definitely includes Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. With over 10,000 acres under vine, Cabernet Sauvignon is now the most widely-grown varietal in the state. Terrific examples hail from sub-appellations like Red Mountain, Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills and Walla Walla Valley. One of the fascinations of these Columbia Valley Cabs is that they so often seem to have one foot in the New World and one in the Old. Representing the former are characteristics like the ripe, forward fruit that results from long sunny days during the growing season (up to two hours longer than in much of California). Old World similarities include an undeniable brightness from acidity, as well as notes of herbs, graphite and a dusty, sometimes gravelly minerality.
Whether you’re looking for a budget bottle for everyday enjoyment, or a stellar, world-class wine with tremendous aging potential, Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wines can deliver the goods! Among the many fine options are bottles from Columbia Crest, Chateau Ste. Michelle, L’ecole #41, Quilceda Creek and Leonetti.