This wine is dedicated to the lifelong work of Washington state’s pioneering viticultural researcher who shaped the state’s wine industry and is recognized as the “Father of Washington Wine.”
Blend: 80% Merlot, 8% Cabernet, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec
Total Acidity 0.58 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 14.8%
Fermentaion: 6-10 days
2012 was a return to the “classic” Washington vintage and a much welcomed change from the cooler 2010 and 2011 vintages.
Accelerated ripening due to the warm summer season was slowed by cooler temperatures in early fall. Overall the 2012 harvest was outstanding; the red wines are flavorful and rich with ripe tannins.
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