East of Washington's majestic Cascade Mountains, the Columbia Valley has earned renown as the source for some of North America's most dynamic and exciting Cabernet Sauvignons. With idyllic sun-drenched summer days, cold nights and very little rainfall, it is a land of extremes, where Cabernet Sauvignon clusters ripen perfectly on the vines, yielding energetic wines, with soaring aromas and tantalizing flavors of plum, black cherry and wild strawberry.
From the storied vineyards of this remarkable region, our Greenwing Cabernet Sauvignon takes flight. Honoring both the rich history of the Duckhorn Portfolio, and the winegrowing traditions of Washington, it is a wine for those seeking new places, new flavors and new experiences. Discover Greenwing, and discover Another State of Cabernet.
Varietal Composition: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 2% Mourvedre, 2% Petit Verdot
2018 offered near-perfect growing conditions from bud-break until the end of harvest. After a warm April, and an early budbreak, May and June turned cool, providing ample time to prune the vines through careful shoot selection. July and August brought a return to classically warm Washington weather, without any noteworthy heat stress. From the beginning of September onwards the weather was ideal for harvest, with no rain, and sunny days with temperatures ranging from the high-70s the low 80s. A slightly warmer-than-average year overall, 2018 was an exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon vintage, yielding impeccably balanced wines with depth, energy and beautiful fruit intensity.