CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MERLOT - COLUMBIA VALLEY, WASHINGTON
As wine producers, we are dreamers at the core. We love the classic expression of Cabernet Sauvignon - with its dark fruit, balanced by a fine structure and savory complexity. Merlot is the perfect blending partner for Cabernet – soft, plush, fruit forward and suave. Like waking from a trance, we found our vinous treasure in one of America’s most underrated wine regions– the Columbia Valley. There, we knew we’d find enough sunshine to ensure the expression of a powerful, opulent personality, but the region’s cool nights would also preserve its timeless, old world appeal. As tastes change and styles cycle through a perpetual loop, we yearn for a timeless classic. With Magna Aliquam red blend, our search is over.
Muscular and sculpted yet with a lush, luxurious core, Magna Aliquam offers up a startling range of attractive floral, spice and savory aromatics. Medium-bodied, with loads of fresh cassis, blackberry, leather and cedar notes, this streamlined, energetic Washington Cabernet is both a powerful yet sumptuous wine that is drinking well at peak maturity.
Spaghetti and meatballs, BBQ ribs, roast turkey, wood-fired pizza, balsamic-roasted vegetables, cheddar cheese.
Despite lacking the history of winemaking going back millennia like the Old World, Washington has made quite a name for itself in the last few decades. In a vinous blink of an eye, Washington wines are found on the most respected wine lists in the nation, along with a place in the cellars of the most discerning collectors. This success was built mostly on classic varieties, but, true to American nature, with an innovative new spin - traditional wines reinterpreted for the modern palate.
This Cabernet / Merlot blend epitomizes perfectly this pioneering spirit. A timeless mélange, these two varieties are the backbone of the classic wines of Bordeaux. Recently imported into Washington State, Cabernet and Merlot thrive here in the rocky highlands of the Columbia Valley. Blended together, the Washington expression is hearty, bold and rich. Magna Aliquam is our take on this classic assemblage - a red wine that will both warm a chilled body on a cold winters day and quench the thirsts at an outdoor barbecue on the hottest summer day.
APPELLATION: Columbvia Valley, Washington
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot
WINEMAKING PROCESS: Small berries and relatively tight clusters are the norm in Columbia Valley, thus the region’s reputation for producing wines of significant intensity, color and grace. Magna Aliquam is aged in a combination of stainless-steel tanks and French oak before bottling.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2 g/L