2017 Blackboard Red Wine

The 2017 Blackboard Red Wine was crafted from several vineyards across three AVAs in Washington State: Columbia Valley, Red Mountain, and Walla Walla Valley. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were hand-harvested in the early fall mornings. Upon arriving at the winery, each cluster was hand-sorted and fermented in a combination of concrete and stainless steel tanks. It was then moved to custom French oak barrels (9% new and 91% once-used) for 17 months of cellaring with over 40 individual evaluations by our winemaking team. 3,625 cases were bottled.

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"Very pretty plums and cherries with some orange-peel and chocolate character. Medium to full body, round yet fine tannins and a flavorful finish. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Syrah and 1% Malbec. Drink now."

92 points - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

Tasting Notes

Beautiful notes of strawberry, pureed raspberry, currants, plum jam and spice. Hints of vanilla bean, macerated berries and cocoa powder carry the palate.

Wine Facts

Labeled Appellation:

Columbia Valley

Vineyard(s):

Various vineyards

Varietal Composition:

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec, 1% Syrah

Aging:

91% once-used, 9% new French oak barrels

Alcohol:

14.7%

Cases Produced:

3,625 Cases

Drinkability:

Now-2027

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