Claret 2010

Basel Claret

Claret 2010

Columbia Valley, Washington

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2010 Claret is much like its label; dark, illusive, and begging to be investigated. The Claret is a rustic wine made with classic proportion and balance. In order to have a sense of place and be true to the high quality fruit inside this bottle, we utilize a softer hand with oak, so the Claret will be more fruit forward and food friendly.

Upon further investigation, the 2010 vintage offers aromas of dark fruit, cherry cola, plum and cassis. The mouth provides a balanced acidity interwoven with dark fruit and a graphite-like minerality. The lingering finish is reminiscent of the dark spicy wrapper of a good Maduro cigar.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2010
Varieties: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3.5% Malbec, 0.5% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Columbia Valley, Washington
Oak: 20 months in a mic of French, Hungarian, and American oak, 50% New, 50% Neutral.
Alcohol: 14.3%
Production: 2654 cases

OTHER VINTAGES AVAILABLE
2009 2010 2011

PAIRING

  • Grilled Steak
  • Roasted Duck
  • Coq Au Vin

ACCOLADES

GOLD MEDAL, San Francisco Chronicle 2015