Claret 2013

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Claret 2013

Columbia Valley, Washington

WINEMAKER NOTES

In 2013 we continued the tradition of producing a top-class Claret for your everyday enjoyment. This exciting red blend consists of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A long and warm growing season in 2013 delivered ripe and intense fruit at harvest and allowed for the wines to express great character in the cellar. Beautiful fruit continued to shine through out barrel aging and the most expressive barrels from each lot were selected for this blend.

Our Claret is vibrant and fruit-forward and shows prominent notes of raspberry, cherry and rhubarb on the nose. You will also notice a distinct mineral quality, along with hints of ripe plum, tobacco leaf and cocoa, contributing to the complex aroma.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2013
Varieties: 50% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Columbia Valley, Washington
Oak: 80% French oak, 20% American oak, 62% New oak
Alcohol: 14.8%
Production: 2912 cases

OTHER VINTAGES AVAILABLE
2009 2010 2011 2012

PAIRING

  • Roast Leg of Lamb with Herbs
  • Grilled Duck Breast
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs