2017 History Columbia Valley Red Blend 1.5L
In her 16 year tenure as a winemaker, Melissa Burr is most excited to share this Red Blend. Having primarily worked with Pinot Noir, she took the opportunity to craft a wine comprised of some of the best vineyard sites with the oldest fruit planted in the Pacific Northwest. The 2017 History Red Blend, creates a confluence of time and place showing the nuances of vine age and varietal typicity - the embodiment of History.
Comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon (71%), Malbec (20%), and Merlot (9%), the nose flirts between deep, concentrated purple notes like cassis and blackberry and bright red fruits like dried cranberry. On the palate, the wine exhibits the balance of all the varieties playing together with opulent fruit, fresh earth, caramelized sugar, and baking spice. Enjoy alone or alongside a meal.
The 2017 vintage was a classic growing season in the Pacific Northwest. The cool, sunny temperatures during harvest allowed the fruit to have a long hang time and develop rich flavors.
92 Points, Editors Choice - Wine Enthusiast