This Cabernet is stylish, elegant, and impeccably balanced. This is accomplished through meticulous viticultural management, utilization of a rare sorting system, gentle handling of the fruit and the wine, customized practices for every lot no matter how small, and carefully selected French oak.
This flagship wine offers dense blackberry and ripe black cherry aromas that give way to shaved semi-sweet chocolate, blueberry pie and vanilla bean on the palate. Hints of cinnamon, sage and graham cracker circle back around to a lengthy finish loading with cassis, plum and boysenberry. Sourced from some of the most established vineyards in the Columbia Valley along with grapes from the Walla Walla Valley Heather Hill Vineyard.
Wine Advocate 92 - At 2,501 cases, the 2014 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is Abeja's largest cuvée by some margin, and it's an attractive wine, revealing notes of cassis, blackberries, rich soil, espresso roast and a judicious framing of new oak. On the palate, it's medium-bodied and nicely balanced, with good depth at the core, fine structuring tannins and a long, savory finish. In fact, I suspect it may prove longer lived than the flashier Heather Hill bottlings from the Walla Walla Valley.