Cougar Crest Winery

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Cougar Hills Vineyard

Washington: Walla Walla Valley

Offer Expired:Jul 05, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Realism

Delicious, balanced and very elegant, today’s 2007 Cougar Crest Cabernet Sauvignon was the bright star of our recent tasting. The wine really delighted our entire tasting panel.

This delicious wine is balanced, elegant and complex, with earthiness and bright fruit that are harmonized in perfectly even proportion.

We don’t feature many Washington state wines. Perhaps this is because we are so spoiled with our superb California wines available in our own backyard. For today’s wine, we went far afield - and boy are we glad! Today’s Washington gem is a true delight.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Slightly opaque with ruby highlights and a dark heart of deep crimson.

Smell:

Earth, cherry and sweet tobacco dominate initially. As the wine opens, it reveals lovely, warm and savory aromas of rich blackberry, smoked blueberry, dried wild mushroom and the homey aroma of hearth.

Taste:

Silky and elegant with great structure that delivers black cherry, dark chocolate, espresso bean, cherry cordial, mixed dark fruit compote and a hint of dried thyme.

Finish:

Balanced and elegant with dark fruits and earthy flavors that go on and on and on…

Pairing:

Enjoy this very food friendly wine with a grilled pork loin rubbed with fresh herbs and freshly ground black pepper.

What the Winery Says

Tasting Notes
Our Cabernet Sauvignons have been recognized by Wine Spectator in the Top 100 Cabernets of the world and one of the Top 20 Cabernet producers in Washington State. Ripe aromas of blackberry, tea leaves, olive, and anise are balanced by savory acidity and supple tannins. The finish is long and rich with hints of vanilla and graphite minerality. Experience a classic Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Specifications

Geography
US > Washington > Columbia Valley > Walla Walla AVA
Wine Type
Red Wine
Varietal/Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon
Composition
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot
Alcohol by Volume
13.5 %
Case Production
1135
Vineyard
100% Cougar Hills Vineyard
Aging Program
Oaked
Oak Origin
Blend, American, French
Barrel Toast
Medium
Barrel Head Toast
Medium
Harvest Time of Day
Morning
Brix at Harvest
25.00 °Bx
Average Vine Age
8
Vine Description
Vitis vinifera
Soil Type (Terroir)
Ritzville silt loam
Total Acidity
5.20 g/L
Wine pH
3.60
Wine Sweetness
Dry
Rootstock
Own
Viticulture Method
Regulated Deficit Irrigation (RDI)
Container Type
Bottle
Bottle Type/Shape Name
Bordeaux
Bottle Material
Glass
Bottle Color
Green
Closure Type
Corked
Closure Material
Cork
First Production Year
2001
Bottling Date
8/9
Special Version
Estate

About the Winery

A True Estate Winery :Established in 2001, Cougar Crest Estate Winery is located in the Walla Walla Valley of Washington State. Walla Walla Valley is recognized as the premier place to grow grapes in Washington, and Cougar Crest is one of the finest wineries in the region.

The agency that regulates Washington wineries considers estate vineyards so important they have a legal definition that must be strictly adhered to, in order to use the term “Estate”. Their goal and ours is to make sure that Cougar Crest is the steward of the land and of the winery.

Vineyards
Cougar Crest operates three vineyards in the Walla Walla valley.

Cougar Hills Vineyard is located a stone’s throw from the site of the original Seven Hills Vineyard planted 28 years ago that began the Walla Walla legacy of quality vineyards. Golden’s Legacy is named for the medical doctor who originally lived here on this land. Eighty-five years ago, he built the home we live in today, and planted white wine grapes. This was during Prohibition, but as a medical doctor he was able to prescribe wine for “medicinal purposes”.

Rock Bottom is our newest vineyard and is a stones throw from Cougar Hills Vineyard, and shares many of the same soil and weather similarities s Cougar Hills Vineyard.

Offer Expired:Jul 05, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price
As your agent, we can assist in selecting a common carrier for the shipment of wine that you have purchased and own. The majority of states maintain laws and regulations that control or restrict the importation of alcohol. In all cases, the purchaser is responsible for complying with the laws and regulations, including in particular those relating to the import of alcohol, in effect in the state to which the purchaser is shipping alcohol.