2008 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 it’s 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 or Cab Franc from Chandler Reach. All sources have come together to show a fine wine from Washington State. Bottled on 6/26/10; 237 cases were produced; pH 3.73, TA 5.48 g/L.
53% Merlot (50% Arianses Vineyard, 3% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
21% Cabernet Sauvignon (Stone Tree Vineyard)
21% Cabernet Franc (Chandler Reach Vineyard)
5% Malbec (Verhey Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in 25% new French oak from Ton. de Jarnac and Ton. Vernou with the balance seasoned French oak from Alain Fouquet, Saury, and Vernou.