2005 Abbinare : Washington State
The linking of vineyards and varietals from around the state is captured in our blend calledAbbinare...Italian for “link together”. This is a Merlot heavy Bordeaux style blend thatis capturing a growing number of wine lovers with it’s old world character. Right bank charmdominated by Arianses Vineyard Merlot grown with care by vineyard owner Bruce Zunser. This is not tomake light of the Cabernet contribution by Tedd Wildman at Stone Tree Vineyard. These two sourceshave come together to show you a fine wine with components nurtured in the Wahluke Slope.
45% Merlot (Arianses Vineyard), 33% Cabernet Sauvignon (Stone Tree Vineyard), 11% Cabernet Franc(Kestrel View Estates Vineyard), 11% Malbec (Verhey Vineyard)
pH 3.73, TA 6.09 g/L.
Bottled on 6/23/07; 225 cases were produced. This wine was aged for 21 months in a mixture of new and used oak barrels from French and American sources.