2003 Abbinare : Washington State
The linking of vineyards and varietals from around the state is captured in our blend called Abbinare…Italian for “link together”. Note the fruit and finesse of Arianses Vineyard dominate this wine. We thank wine grower Bruce Zunser for skillful care in the vineyard throughout the year, but let’s not fail to notice the remaining components that bring this wine together.
51% Merlot (Arianses Vineyard)
37% Cabernet Sauvignon (19% Alder Creek, 18% Portteus)
7% Cabernet Franc (Portteus Vineyard)
5% Petit Verdot (Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
Bottled on 8/20/05. This wine was aged for 23 months in oak barrels; 63% new oak, 51% new French oak, including Saury, TDC, and Alain Fouquet Margaux Style; 200 cases were produced.