Origins Organic Imports has introduced 2020 Pacific Roots Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State’s Columbia Valley.
CCOF-certified (California Certified Organic Farmers) and WBENC-accredited (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council), the wine is newly available in CA, CO, CT, KS, MN, NJ, NY, OR and WA. A national roll out will follow.
“Columbia Valley’s Wahluke Slope shares many of the qualities of the Uco Valley, including a desert region and sandy loam soils,” says Labid al Ameri, co-owner of Origins Organic. “We ‘get’ this terroir, and that has enabled us to effectively use that knowledge to provide our customers with an affordable and high-quality organic wine.”
Located at the same latitude as the Bordeaux region in France, the vines grow on south-facing slopes on the Saddle Mountains at elevations of 1,100-1,500 feet, the company says. These 100% cabernet sauvignon Columbia Valley grapes are harvested at night, at temperatures in the high 30’s to low 40 degrees Fahrenheit, chilling the grapes. On arrival at the winery, the still-chilled grapes undergo a cold soak and four months of extended lees contact following fermentation.
To preserve freshness, the wine was 100% stainless steel-fermented and -aged.
Pacific Roots Cabernet Sauvignon displays flavors of plum, cherry and black currant, the company reports.
The suggested retail price is $18 per 750-ml. bottle.