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Inspired 2012

Columbia Valley, Washington

WINEMAKER NOTES

Our 2012 Inspired was made from the best blocks of Merlot and Cabernet Franc to create a typical high tier Bordeaux style blend for your enjoyment! This big, full bodied red wine is a result of excellent grape growing and superb winemaking. Our fruit was hand-picked at optimum ripeness and brought into the cellar at the perfect time. We used the best techniques during fermentation to deliver stellar juice for barrel aging and it matured gracefully in our finest French oak.

With its beautiful deep crimson color, the expressive bouquet shows aromas of black currant, dark cherry, red berry fruit and coffee. With a little aeration you will find intriguing notes of mint, rosemary and cassis in your glass. The round mouth-feel is intense and ripe berry fruits are well integrated with soft toasty oak. Firm tannin frame the structure of this wine well, making it more complex and ideal for aging. Our 2012 Inspired can easily age for another 5-10 years. Be patient and enjoy!

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2012
Varieties: 62% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Columbia Valley, Washington
Vineyards: Pheasant Run & Chelle den Millie
Oak: 20 months in 100% French oak
Alcohol: 14.8%
Production: 195 cases

OTHER VINTAGES AVAILABLE
2009 2010 2012

PAIRING

  • Braised Meat with Rich Sauces