Walla Walla Valley
2016 Reserve Red Wine Blend
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.
37% Merlot, 35% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Franc, 7% Syrah
- The wine aged for 19 months in barrel.
- 0.52 g/100 mL
- 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.
- When the desired tannin structure was achieved, the wine was drained away from the skins and placed into 89% neutral and 11% new French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation.