The Cosmic Egg Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
This full bodied wine truly expresses what Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon has to offer. Lush aromas of cherry, raspberry, and boysenberry lead into earth and spice notes with a long finish of chocolate and black cherry.
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“The Cosmic Egg” is an ancient creation myth, recurring across many civilizations and cultures, which holds that the universe originated from a giant primordial egg. Thislegend has since inspired generations of avant-garde and surrealist artists. This inspiration continues with a wine that signals an expanded universe of possibility. Artfully crafted by Northstar Winery, The Cosmic Egg is a modern incarnation of winemaking’s ancient origins: fermentation and aging in concrete eggs and tanks.
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.