1851 Cellars was created in collaboration with the Milbrandt’s and Wahluke Wine Company to craft a line of Washington wines that are excellent value for the price and stand out as reputable examples of their particular varietals or blends while remaining affordable. The wines were created in honor of WA State and the great city of Seattle, which was founded in 1851 (according to the City of Seattle archives). Each wine has an icon that calls out the heritage of WA State with an explanation of the historical significance of the icon on the back label.
1851 Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Columbia Valley AVA
Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
Grapes: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cab Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec
Vinification: in barrel (25% New American, 75% Used American and French) 16 months
Nose: Dark Rainier cherries, blueberry and black berry compote, peppers, baking spice and coffee
Palate: Rich black raspberry and cherry, subtle tannins, silky texture with gentle peppers and black peppercorn notes.
Characteristics: Rich and fruit forward with nice tannins and structure.
Pairings: Roasts, stews, BBQ, meat in any fashion, pasta and roasted vegetables such as sweet potatoes.