This complex red blend marries together a variety of characteristics and layers that complement each other, including lively flavors of red and black fruit punctuated with layers of spice and caramel on the finish.
Blend: 55% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 1% Other Red Varieties
Total Acidity 0.54 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Barrel Aging: 11 months in nearly 50% new barrels, both French and American.
Fermentaion: Stainless steel tanks
After warmer than average 2012 and 2013 vintages, 2014 in Eastern Washington was one of the warmest seasons in decades with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.
Overall, 2014 was a pleasant growing season; ripening was excellent for all varieties in all locations.
Every aspect of the winemaking process is carefully controlled during the production of Grand Estates. These uncompromising winemaking practices – while time-consuming and costly – are the only way to guarantee that every bottle of Grand Estates represents the varietal expression of the region. It’s this devotion to quality that has cemented Grand Estates as one of the world’s best wine values.