Wine Advocate Review
A wine that I would put up there with the creme de la creme of Washington State Cabernet is the 2012 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Corliss, which is insanely good and does everything right. It is made from 97% Cabernet and 3% Petit Verdot that spent 28 months in 70% new French oak. It's saturated ruby/purple color is followed by fabulous notes of creme de cassis, toasted spice, chocolate and tobacco leaves. These give way to a full-bodied, seamless and layered 2012 that has fabulous purity and freshness, a big, rich mid-palate and sweet tannin that emerge on the finish, all suggesting it will have a long life. Forget bottles for 4-5 years and drink over the following two decades. Bravo! Drink 2021-2041.
Wine Tasting Notes
The Cabernet Sauvignon shows wild fig, rhubarb, fresh licorice and plum on the nose with underlying aromas of bay leaf, roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and creme brulee. The wine is silky and concentrated upon entry with intense dark berry and earth-driven flavors. Layer upon layer of fine, rich tannins continue to coat the mouth and draw the palate out to a long, lingering finish.