Claret

Bordeaux Style Blend

2014

This Claret in nothing like the wine the Brits used to describe light reds from Bordeaux! This is one of the most fun wines to craft every year, where the real art of blending is revealed. This particular vintage is a true example of all the pieces of the “Claret-puzzle” coming together. Fruit from four renowned vineyards in Washington was used in this cuvée. The grapes from these distinct vineyards were allowed to develop their own uniqueness in the cellar, with minimal intervention. These wines all aged in French and American oak for 20 months.

This Merlot-based Claret will lead with definite notes of plum and cherry on the nose. It possesses a strong and attractive meatiness on the aroma, with earthy tones such as leather and cedar in the background. Once decanted, subtle hints of rose petal and eucalyptus are also noticeable. Expressive fruit will linger on the palate, giving it the perception of sweetness and adding depth and intensity to the mouthfeel. The tannins are integrated and the acidity fair, ensuring a wine that will pair well with venison, roasted root vegetables, an aged cheddar or roasted chicken with rosemary and thyme.

Varieties

38% Merlot
24% Cabernet Franc
20% Malbec
18% Cab. Sauvignon

Vineyards

Double River
Double Canyon
Gamache
Les Collines

Appellation

Columbia Valley, WA

Oak

72% French Oak
28% American Oak
38% New
20 Months

Alcohol

14.5%

Production

2,490 Cases

Walla Walla

509-522-0200
2901 Old Milton Hwy
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Woodinville

425-497-1910
15029 Woodinville-Redmond Rd #400
Woodinville, WA 98072

Leavenworth

509-888-7054
217 9th St suite A
Leavenworth, WA 98826
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