Cool winter and spring months led to a warm summer and temperate fall weather during the 2017 growing season. These conditions allowed for grapes to hang on the vines and to properly ripen. After the grapes were harvested, sorted and fermented, the wine was then aged in French oak barrels for 22 months. Blended with a variety of bold reds including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Grenache and Cabernet Franc, this red blend is ready to please from the moment the cork is pulled.
2017 Walla Walla Valley Red Wine Blend
Sourced from the southeast corner of Washington State, our Walla Walla Red Blend is full-bodied with an opulent color combination of dark purple and indigo blue. The nose swirls with scents of crushed violets, wild berries, allspice and hazelnuts. A rich palate boasts flavors of briary blackberry, dark cherry and boysenberry with layered hints of clove and spiced nuts on a smooth finish.
45% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, 5% Grenache, 5% Cabernet Franc
100% Walla Walla Valley
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A rich and juicy, food-friendly blend, this is a great wine to pair with hard cheeses, eggplant parmesan, wild mushroom raviolis, chicken cordon blue, slow-roasted stews or a rack of lamb.
“A fine vintage for this blend… Aged in French oak for 22 months, this is a red with personality plus. Ripe cherry-vanilla and hazelnut aromas lead to a juicy and bright palate. Tannins are slightly chalky – perhaps a bit of briar – and cocoacranberry and spice lift on the finish.”
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