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2016 Subduction Red

2016 Subduction Red
2016 Subduction Red

Ripe and hedonistic, this charming ruby colored wine exhibits blackberry, olive and rose petal aromas and flavors. The bright, fresh finish, juicy mid-palate and excellent length provides a wine that is compatible with many foods and occasions.

Tasting notes

Long inspired by the wines of the Southern Rhone Valley, this is our answer to a Washington version of a Cotes-du-Rhone Villages wine. A blend of classic southern French varieties that are unique and expressive on their own; yet each contributes to create a harmonious whole. This charming, bright ruby colored wine exhibits blackberry, cherry, floral and spice aromas with savory flavors. The juicy mid-palate and excellent length provides a wine that is compatible with many foods and occasions. 

Production notes
The fruit was hand harvested, transported to the winery in the early morning and de-stemmed directly into fermenters with no crushing. Un-inoculated fermentation was in both open top fermenters with manual pigeage as well as closed top concrete Nomblot cube tanks with pump overs. It was pressed at dryness and barreled in French oak barrels and in Nomblot tanks. Bottled in 11 months.
Vintage2016
VarietalRhone Inspired Blend
Varietal Composition40% Syrah / 20% Grenache / 15% Mourvedre / 14% Cinsault / 11% Carignan
AppellationColumbia Valley
Alcohol14.00%
Volume750 ml

Subduction Red is more an exploration of Washington State than a representation of any one varietal or vineyard. The grapes are sourced from throughout Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain, Columbia Gorge and Yakima Valley, all from vineyards with which we have long term contracts. What is important for us lies in what each site contributes to the overall blend. 

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