2016 Red Wine Blend
Walla Walla Valley
This red blend brings out the best of each variety into a very expressive and interesting wine. It opens with aromas of cranberry compote, blackberry and cocoa which lead into hints of wet stone, savory herbs and black olives. This wine is delicate with a refined, smooth finish.
Blend: 37% Merlot, 35% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Franc, 7% Syrah
Total Acidity 0.52 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Aging: The wine aged for 19 months in barrel.
Fermentaion: For the majority of the blend, the different grapes varieties were harvested together at the same time then destemmed and crushed together to a small stainless steel tank for a 6-day fermentation on skins.
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Meticulously hand-crafted in our Petit Chai – a “winery-within-a-winery” – our Reserve wines represent the pinnacle of winemaking at Columbia Crest. Sourced from premier vineyard sites, less than one percent of the finest grape yields will qualify for our Reserve program, and these wines receive the same hands-on care and attention-to-detail associated with the world’s most exclusive boutique wineries.