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J Bookwalter Winery 'Readers' Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley

The J Bookwalter Winery 'Readers' Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley is a unique and exciting red wine. With notes of blackberry, cassis, and dark chocolate, this full-bodied cabernet sauvignon has a velvety texture and long finish that will linger on your palate. Its rich complexity makes it an ideal pairing for grilled meats or decadent desserts. Enjoy the unique terroir of Columbia Valley with this one-of-a-kind wine!

J Bookwalter Winery 'Readers' Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley

What Makes This Wine Popular?

This wine is a reader's delight! Bursting with bold flavors of dark fruits and blackberry, it has a smooth finish that lingers on the palate. Its tannic structure and subtle oak notes make it an ideal companion to red meats and game dishes. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a favorite among many wine enthusiasts for its complexity, balance, and deliciousness. With each sip, you'll discover something new about this popular wine from J Bookwalter Winery in Columbia Valley. Enjoy the journey as you explore its layers of flavor!


A Little Trivia

At J Bookwalter Winery, they have a unique tradition that all employees must read a book before taking their first sip of each new vintage. The staff members rate the wines based on how well they enjoyed the book!


History of This Wine

J Bookwalter Winery was founded in 1983 by John Bookwalter, a former Boeing engineer who had a passion for winemaking. The winery is located in Richland, Washington and produces wines from grapes grown in the Columbia Valley AVA.

The Readers' Cabernet Sauvignon was first released in 1997 and has since become one of the winery's most popular wines. It is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from vineyards across the Columbia Valley AVA. The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels before being bottled and released.

Notable vintage years include 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. These vintages have all been highly acclaimed by critics and have earned numerous awards at various wine competitions.


What To Serve With This Wine?

This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is well-suited for pairing with hearty dishes, such as steak, pork chops, and lamb. It also pairs nicely with rich sauces, like a mushroom cream sauce or a balsamic reduction. For those looking for a lighter option, this wine also goes well with grilled vegetables and roasted potatoes. Enjoy this wine alongside your favorite cheese plate or charcuterie board.


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