Powers Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Powers Winery was founded by Bill Powers in 1982. Powers wines are crafted by long-time winemaker Jose Mendoza to showcase Washington State’s diverse microclimates and distinctive vineyards. Deeply rooted in long term relationships with premium Columbia Valley growers, Powers sources a variety of the highest quality fruit to consistently produce compelling wines of uncommon depth and complexity. They are commited to sustainable practices in both winery and vineyard to only produce the smallest carbon footprint possible. We were struck by the superb quality, character and value of the wines.
Cabernet Sauvignon from four sites ranging from medium cool to very warm, Merlot from two medium warm sites, and Carmenere' from one of Washington's warmest sites contribute to the balance and complexity.
Grapes were harvested from mid-September to late October. Fermentation was in stainless-steel fermenters with some lots seeing pump-under extraction to moderate the tannins from older vineyard sites. This wine finished malolactic fermentation in tank, then was aged in French Oak barrels for 24months. 15% of blend were aged in new, 25% in 2-year-old, and the final 60% of the blend in 3-year-old French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: A refined nose of cool blackcurrant fruit flecked with dark cherry, a hint of graphite and subtle wood spices. Medium -full with a lovely interplay between ripe dark fruits and elegant structure.
Food Match: Leg of lamb or pizza capricciosa.
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Grape Variety||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Main Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Flavour||Soft & Round|