When most think of cabernet, California comes to mind automatically, mainly Napa but sometimes Sonoma. What about Washington state, or Idaho? Idaho are you kidding me? No, pinot maybe,-noir or gris- but cab?
What if I were to tell you about a little winery in Columbia Valley that makes a phenomenal cab. The winery is owned by Kimber Gates. It is uniquely located in Coeur D Alene, Idaho, with vineyards in Washington state, mainly Columbia Valley.
The wines are SPECIAL!!!!! Very small production with a total commitment to quality.
I had the extra special pleasure of the 2010 Cabernet. Pedigreed with cabernet grapes from the Bacchus vineyards, and cab franc from McKinley Springs Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills. Can you imagine this lineage.
The wine is so deep and rich. Cherry and mocha notes right off the bat. Wow, the wine is so supple and full. Full bodied with long muscled tannins. SUPREME! Chocolate and cherry, who can resist. Plain out damn good…