Gilbert Cellars, Yakima Valley, WA
Red currants, cedar, and spice — this perfectly balanced Bordeaux-style red blend gets along famously with every guest and almost any meal. No need to save it for dinner, though. Low tannins and a warm finish make for a perfect any-time type of wine.
64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Carménère.
2019 Vintage, 14% ABV, River Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills AVA.
- Vegan Friendly
- 0g Sugar
Meet the wine
Ever heard of a Washington-Bordeaux blend? Let us introduce you.
The Yakima Valley lies in a warm, dry pocket of Eastern Washington. The climate there brings out the best in bold red grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot—stars of the show in Bordeaux. Each sip is so intense, complex, and smooth, you might think you’re in France.
This Cabernet blend from the coveted Horse Heaven Hills AVA has the richness and warmth of the perfect dinner party and brings the goods for both wine snobs and novice sippers alike. Aged 30 months in French oak, this wine is silky smooth with a long, warming finish. Pair it with just about anything, or don’t. This beauty is happy to speak for itself.
Meet the maker
Some luminaries get the keys to the city, the Gilberts got a mountain. The highest point in Washington’s Goat Rocks Wilderness, Gilbert Peak, shows the heights they climb in all their work. The 5th generation farming family has been growing in Yakima Valley for over a century, and their wines put Washington’s amazing varietals on display with minimal intervention.
A family business through and through, Gilbert Cellars is now in hands of Gloria Gilbert. Building on her family’s legacy, she’s on a mission to make Yakima Valley your next tasting destination and put the very best Washington has to offer in your glass.