This 2000 Columbia Valley "old vines" cabernet sauvignon is produced from 100% Champoux vineyard which was initially plants in the early 1970's. The long, warm growing season gave a beautiful red wine of great balance and proportion, but with a level of richness that is typically seen only in the warmer vintages such as 1998 or 2000. The wine was pumped over and punched down two to three times per day in small stainless steel tanks. Average brix was right at 25, with harvest completed by the mid...
Wine Advocate(2008 Vintage) The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines is a full-bodied, rich, mouth-filling. heavyweight of a Cabernet that offers a drinking window extending from 2015-2028.
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) "The 2005 Old Vines is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Champoux Vineyard (the principal source of the Quilceda Creek Cabernet). It was aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque purple, it offers up aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, violets, vanilla, black currant, and blackberry liqueur. This leads to a wine with serious depth and concentration, sweet, savory fruit, incipient complexity, and a very long, pure finish. Give it 5-6 years in the cellar and drink it through 2030. I tasted a...