2014 Miscela - Columbia Valley
True to the spirit of this wine…Miscela is Italian for “blend”… grapes from different vineyards create a satisfying Bordeaux-style wine. This Cabernet-heavy blend was sourced from four diverse vineyards in Eastern Washington with the majority of components sourced from Dineen Vineyard on the east end of the Yakima Valley, and Stone Tree near Mattawa. We followed this with a generous helping of Cabernet Franc from Dineen, Merlot from Arianses Vineyard near Mattawa, and Malbec from Red Mountain. Contributions from these vineyards compel us to call this wine “Washington State in a glass.” Bottled 7/23/16; 300 cases produced; Alcohol: 14.53%; pH 3.56, TA 6.45 g/L
68% Cabernet Sauvignon (35% Dineen Vineyard, 33% Stone Tree Vineyard)
15% Cabernet Franc (Dineen Vineyard)
9% Merlot (Arianses Vineyard)
8% Malbec (Heart of the Hill Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged 22 months in Export-style barrels of 17% new French oak by Ton. Vernou, once used barrels from Alain Fouquet, Ton. Doreau and de Jarnac, and the balance seasoned oak from Doreau.