2010 Abbinare : Columbia Valley


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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 is dominated by Arianses Vineyard Merlot grown with care by vineyard owner Bruce Zunser followed by a touch of Ciel. A major Cab contribution by Tedd Wildman at Stone Tree Vineyard and Cab Franc grown with care by Pat Dineen. All sources have come together to show a fine wine from Washington State.

Bottled on 7/21/12; 225 cases were produced. Alcohol: 14.8 %, pH 3.56, TA 6.34 g/L.

45% Merlot (34% Arianses Vineyard,
11% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)

33% Cabernet Sauvignon (Stone Tree Vineyard)
22% Cabernet Franc (DineenVineyard)

Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in seasoned French oak by Tonnellerie Vernou, Saury, Alain Fouquet, and Vicard with French oak infusion additions by Canton Cooperage.