Claret

2016

The distinct terroirs of Double River and Double Canyon are revealed in our beloved Bordeaux-style red blend. The expressive and vivid dark berry fruit from Double Canyon complements the bright and floral characteristics of the Double River Vineyard fruit and creates a beautiful multi-layered wine. All the wine aged in neutral French oak for 18 months, which allowed for the fruit to shine in this approachable cuvée. Our philosophy behind this wine is to create a complex but yet “easy-drinking” blend, with prominent fruit-forward notes and minimal oak impact.

The exciting nose shows hints of ripe raspberry, plum, marionberry and butterscotch. It is floral and perfumy and delivers striking accents of wet rose petal and aged potpourri. The outburst of sweet red fruit in the mid-palate is supported by fine acidity and creates a firm foundation in the mouthfeel. The pleasant flavors of brambly fruits will linger throughout the finish, with just enough tannin to support the structure of this wine. Our Claret can definitely stand alone and can be enjoyed every day, but this bright red blend will also age beautifully and makes for the perfect food wine. Your favorite gourmet burger, pasta dishes or wood fired pizza will complement our Claret well. Enjoy!

Varieties

36% Cabernet Sauvignon
36% Merlot
18% Cabernet Franc
10% Malbec

Vineyards

Double River Vineyard
Double Canyon Vineyard

Appellation

Columbia Valley

Oak

100% French Oak
100% Neutral
18 months

Alcohol

14.7%

Production

2,016 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
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