2010 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 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.