Aromas: Raspberry liqueur, baked blackberry, lilac, black rose, browned sugar, dark chocolate, pencil shavings, mushroom, asphalt, and white pepper.
Flavors/experience: Dry; Medium+ acidity; Full body. Black raspberry, baked cherry, and blueberry. Velvety tannin. A long finish with chickory, vanilla, baking cocoa, espresso, and anise.
Specifications: A Right Bank style red blend of Columbia Valley AVA grapes, consisting of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. 14.6% alcohol.
Sommelier notes: A “right bank” blend refers to a style of red wine, based on its varietal content. In France’s Bordeaux, the growing region east of the large Gironde and Dordogne river plateau is known as the Right Bank. Wines there are produced with Merlot as the primary grape varietal. Other Bordeaux grapes, such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot can be also added, if in lesser quantities.
The Pacific Northwest offers countless bountiful land for producing New World versions of Bordeaux-style blends. We are excited to prepare a new label for your enjoyment: A Right Bank red blend! We’ll post updates as this project evolves.