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2014 North by Northwest Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon KE

North by Northwest was founded in 2005 by the King family with the vision to handcraft varietally pure wines from the finest vineyards in Walla Walla Valley and Columbia Valley AVAs, which straddle the border of Washington and Oregon. We partner with like-minded vineyard owners, with an eye on sustainable viticultural practices. Our guiding principle is simple: produce a quality wine, for wine lovers.
$25.00 per Bottle

Accolades

89 PTS - Wine Spectator

Tasting Notes

This 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark crimson color with ruby edges. The nose exudes essences of black currant, ripe blackberry, anise, chocolate and cigar box. This is well structured with flavors of cassis, fresh blackberry and chocolate, framed by vanilla and toasty oak tannins.

Awards

89 PTS - Wine Spectator

Vineyard Notes

Following on the heels of a cold winter in 2014, early spring was very wet with double our typical precipitation in March. Rapidly warming temperatures in April led to bud break a week early. These favorable conditions continued, leading to very strong fruit set after the mid-June bloom. The abundance of fruit allowed for meticulous hand thinning; only fruit meeting stringent quality parameters was allowed to ripen. Moving into late summer/early fall the grape clusters were in outstanding condition which combined with unusually dry conditions allowed for extended hang time and enhanced flavor development. The extended harvest period enabled each vineyard to be harvested at peak ripeness resulting in a crop of fantastic quality.

Production Notes

This 2014 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was cold soaked for extraction, then punched down, and pumped over. For optimum flavor and body, this Cabernet Sauvignon underwent delestage, with extended maceration before being aged 18 months in French and American oak barrels, 35% of which were new.

Vintage 2014
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Columbia Valley
Size 750 ml