2006 Abbinare : Columbia Valley
The linking of vineyards and varietals from around the state is captured in our blend called Abbinare… Italian for “link together.” This is a Merlot heavy Bordeaux style blend that is capturing a growing number of wine lovers with its old world character. Right bank charm dominated by Arianses Vineyard Merlot grown with care by vineyard owner Bruce Zunser. This is not to make light of the Cabernet contribution by Tedd Wildman at Stone Tree Vineyard. All sources have come together to show you a fine wine with major components nurtured in the Wahluke Slope.
61% Merlot (38% Arianses Vineyard, 18% Conner Lee Vineyard, 5% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
25% Cabernet Sauvignon (22% Stone Tree Vineyard, 3% Conner Lee Vineyard)
11% Cabernet Franc (Kestrel View Estates Vineyard)
3% Malbec (Verhey Vineyard)
Bottled on 7/13/08; 225 cases were produced. This wine was aged for 21 months in 11% new Alain Fouquet French oak and once used French oak from Vicard, Saury American, Kovacs Hungarian, and Alain Fouquet French.