2014 Crowdsourced Cabernet Sauvignon is Available Now!
What an exciting time to be alive. Columbia Crest’s highly-anticipated 2014 Crowdsourced Cabernet has officially gone on sale – the first-ever Crowdsourced wine. I’ve been covering this story since the beginning, from vine to bottle: interviewing head winemaker Juan Muñoz-Oca, touring Columbia Crest Winery in Washington, and even helping push the CC community into choosing a label design for the #CrowdsourcedCab bottle.
In an almost perfect harvest, the people voted to crop at night, age it 16 months in 30% new oak barrels, and develop a wine with complexity, yet soft tannins. The outcome is a wonderfully layered Cabernet Sauvignon, with a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot.
Excuse me while I go poor myself a glass:
Crowdsourced Cabernet Tasting Notes
Normally, I would be happy to give you my two-cents on the tasting notes of a wine, but the #CrowdsourcedCab is special. Who better to explain this complex Cabernet Sauvignon then the man who made it, Juan Muñoz-Oca, Head Winemaker at Columbia Crest Winery.
“The 2014 Crowdsourced Cabernet Sauvignon has a delicate nose of tobacco, dried herbs, bright cherries and anise. On the palate, the wine develops warm blueberry pie avors and a silky texture with dark chocolate and toffee undertones. It nishes with a bright, elegant and re ned texture. It’s de nitively a Columbia Crest wine, yet a new take on our terroir based on the crowd’s decisions. To me, it’s a balance of ‘old world’ sensitivities with ‘new world’ fruit.”
To partake in this first-of-its-kind wine, head on over to the Crowdsourced Cabernet and pickup a few bottles. You never know how fast the 1,000 crates will last.
This is a sponsored placement by Columbia Crest. All opinions are my own.