2018 Blackboard Red WineThe 2018 Blackboard Red Wine was crafted from sev- eral vineyards across three AVAs in Washington State: Columbia Valley (80%), Walla Walla Valley (15%) and Red Mountain (5%). Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were hand-harvested in the early fall mornings September 5th - November 12th, 2018. Upon arriving at the winery, each cluster was hand-sort- ed and fermented in a combination of concrete and stain- less steel tanks. It was then moved to custom French oak barrels for 18 months of cellaring with over 40 individual evaluations by our winemaking team. 4,426 cases were bottled.
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"A value priced blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Blackboard offers lots of ripe black cherry and currant fruits as well as medium-bodied richness, lots of cedary herbs and lead pencil nuances, ripe tannins, and a great finish. If you love classic Bordeaux, give this a whirl. It's well worth checking out."