Borne Of Fire Cabernet Sauvignon
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
|Brand||Borne Of Fire|
Borne of Fire is a Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from a remote new vineyard region in eastern Washington State known by locals as “The Burn.” This exciting region was named from legends of early settlers who set fire to the land in the fall to replenish and rejuvenate the grasslands for their horses in the spring. Borne of Fire is a wine that, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, has laid claim to this unique land with a torrid past and found its true awakening: grape growing. From a rugged terrain where agriculture was scarce to where present grapes grow mighty, Borne of Fire is a new expression of Cabernet Sauvignon that was created to reflect the uniqueness of this unlikely terroir.
A sappy wine that is made on stalks, which delivers a lighter and more lacy feel that’s counterintuitive. The fruit sits in a redcurrant and red-plum zone with a light, lithe and fresh style. Cabernet re-imagined. Drink now.
Just bottled, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon The Burn checks in as a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Zinfandel, which is a variety you don't see much in Washington. It's healthy ruby/purple color is followed by a seamless, balanced, downright delicious red that has loads of sweet red and blue fruits, hints of spring flowers, medium body, no hard edges, and a great texture. I don't think it's going to make old bones but it's a great value to enjoy over the coming 4-5 years (and I wouldn't be surprised to see it keep longer).