This past weekend, I had the chance to work for an American Red Cross event in Greenville, South Carolina. Many wineries from the west coast offered up their wines for the tasting and auction. When one of the wineries owners couldn’t make it, they asked me to be their representative. Cor Cellar is a Washington State winery on the Columbia River close to Portland on the Oregon border. They make a variety of reds from Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc to aromatic whites like Gerwurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Reisling. What really stood out to me, was their Cabernet Sauvignon- it was amazing!
After a good amount of time in the barrel, 22 months, the wine is bottled. Here it sits until the fruit becomes mature and evolves into spices which add a sumptuous personality to the wine. Green pepper ,violet ,wet straw, mushroom, thyme, tobacco: the palate is rich and balanced and lingers on the tongue. The tannins are smooth but aggressive enough to dry your mouth. Overall, I found their products to be interesting and look forward to seeing their bottles in a store near me.