Luke Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Wahluke Slope AVA, Washington
LUKE Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve showcases a deep, dark, almost opaque ruby/purple color, the 2018 reserve bursts from the glass with intense aromas of cassis/black currant, dark cherry and pressed herbs. Notes of blackberry preserves, grilled toast and baking spices are also evident in this excitingly complex wine. The palate is super approachable, albeit being young, but with just enough seriousness and structure to age 5-8 years in bottle. Broad shouldered and dense, the tannins are fine-grained and layered, highlighting the power and depth of this amazing vintage.
All fruit was hand harvested in late September to mid-October and processed quickly to retain cool temperatures and fruit freshness. Lightly crushed and fermented in a mix of stainless steel bins and barrel, time on skins averaged 16-18 days and with 50% going through fermentation spontaneously. Gently pressed, the wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels, all second fill for 20 months.
Varietals: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Malbec 2% Petite Verdot 1% Merlot Alc: 14.8% pH: 3.68 TA: 5.6g/L French & American Oak 257 cases produced
Vineyards: Stone Tree Vineyard