CEO of Kascadia, VJ Gandhi was inspired by the Cascade Mountains, when she was curating the name of Kascadia Wine Merchants. The Cascade Mountain range is a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California.
Here is an exemplary collection of varietals that grow best in each of the regions below, all part of the Pacific Northwest (PNW), a geographic region in western North America bounded by its coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean to the west which stretches from British Columbia to Northern California. Cabernet Franc from British Columbia, Oregon Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Northern California will take you on an unforgettable tour of the world class, micro-climate wine growing regions along the western coast of North America!
100% Chehalem Mountains, Laurelwood sub-AVA, in Willamette Valley Oregon
Tastes of black raspberries, grown for many years at Three Feathers. Deep garnet red color, smooth and well-balanced, with a slight acidity at the finish. 13.5% Alcohol.
Cuvee Virginia is a blend from our two vineyards located two miles apart and at a 400 ft difference. It is named in honor of our Mother and Grandmother, Dorothea Virginia Roosevelt, whose generosity made these vineyards possible.
Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Lively Asian apple, Bosc pear, pineapple and tangerine on the nose. Hint of light floral, savory spice with zesty minerality and balanced acidity on the palate. Drink now through 2022. 14.2% alcohol.
Gali Vineyard is located just 6 miles from the coast in Corralitos California. This close proximity to the coast and frequent fog cover makes for a cool climate and provides for a long growing season.
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Deep ruby red. Aromas of dark berry fruits, tobacco, cedar wood and leather. Cassis and black cherry with notes of vanilla on the palate. Fine medium tannins with medium-plus acidity knit together allowing the 2017 Cabernet Franc to come alive on the palate. Perfect with rich duck and game dishes. 14.3% Alcohol.
Traditional Bordeaux vinification techniques have been used to create an elegant and age-worthy Cabernet Franc. For each of the component lots, bunches were handpicked and sorted in the vineyard. The berries were crushed separately and cold soaked for two days before fermentation. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel over the winter and finished in the spring of the following year. The wines from each vineyard lot were kept separate in 25% new oak and a combination of two to three year old French oak barrels for twenty one months. Our Cabernet Franc was further developed in bottle for twelve months prior to release. Ready upon release or cellar up to 10 years.