The warm and extended growing season in 2015 produced rich and concentrated wines across Washington State. Our Inspired blend is one of them and is comprised of the best Cabernet Franc and Merlot we bring into the cellar. This particular year the renowned and distinct vineyards of Gamache, Double River, Wallula and Chelle den Millie are being showcased in our beloved high-tier blend.
Our gentle approach and respect for these two varietals allow us to retain the freshness and beauty in these wines during fermentation and barrel aging. Only French oak was used for barrel maturation, and 60% of the final blend was new oak. This provided the wine with an alluring accent of oak, ensuring exceptional structure
The bouquet shows aromatic nuances of plum, raspberry and lavender, followed by darker notes of mocha, tobacco and toasty oak. The ripe and dark berry fruits will linger in the mid-palate, merging with lively acidity and integrated tannin. The pronounced fruit is woven together with subtle oak tones and creates a pleasant and long aftertaste. The noticeable acidity and mature tannins will allow you to lay this wine down in your cellar for many years to come.
Dishes such as pine infused pork sausage with chimichurri, potato salad, einkorn pasta with braised beef and blue cheese, or a hard sheep’s cheese will inspire you to savor one of our best with the perfect pairing.
54% Cabernet Franc
Columbia Valley, WA
Chelle den Millie
100% French Oak
2901 Old Milton Hwy
Walla Walla, WA 99362
15029 Woodinville-Redmond Rd #400
Woodinville, WA 98072
217 9th St suite A
Leavenworth, WA 98826
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