Chicken Dinner Red

Varietal: Red Blend

Tasting Notes:
Chicken Dinner Red Wine exhibits ruby red color and black cherry and currant aromas. It is a medium bodied blend displaying notes of cherry and blackberry with a lively spicy finish.

Pair with: Grilled pork tenderloin, smoked chicken pasta, or pan seared salmon.

Awards

  • 2020 Sunset Wine Competition (2019 vintage)
  • 2017 Great Northwest Wine Invitational (2016 vintage)
  • 2017 Idaho Wine Competition (2016 vintage)
  • 2017 Sunset International Wine Competition (2015 vintage)
  • 89 pts   2017 Wine Enthusiast (2015 vintage)
  • 2016 Idaho Wine Competition (2015 vintage)
  • 89 pts   2016 Wine Enthusiast (2013 vintage)
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Specs

Composition Notes 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 25% Malbec, 10% Syrah
Vineyards Symms, Williamson, Skyline, Sawtooth, Columbia Valley
Release Date September 2022
Cases Produced 2012
Growing Season Notes The growing season of 2021 began early with bud break mid-April followed by a warm spring and hot summer. Fruit set at the end of June occurred during unseasonably warm temperatures creating smaller yields. However, the grapes responded favorably to the warm summer producing intense fruit flavors and chalky tannins in all of the red varietals.
Composition Notes 37% Merlot, 28% Cabernet, 26% Malbec, 9% Syrah
Vineyards 28% Symms, 26% Williamson, 20% Wahluke Slope, 16% Skyline, 10% Sawtooth
Release Date September 2021
Cases Produced 2204
Growing Season Notes 2020 was a textbook growing season. Bud break in the vineyard in mid-April with gradient temperature increases throughout the growing season. A long Fall harvest enabled the fruit to finish with both flavor and acids. Grapes ripened slowly creating a well balanced fruit forward wine.
Composition Notes 45% Cab Sauv, 39% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 5% Malbec
Vineyards 45% Symms, 16% Skyline, 10% Sawtooth, 5% Williamson, 24% Wahluke Slope
Release Date 2020
Cases Produced 1842
Growing Season Notes A cool, wet spring led to a slow start of the 2019 growing season. The mild summer provided consistent, even ripening without extreme heat. An early frost brought an abrupt end to the season in Mid-October. But lower yields and a perfect summer brought out a complex, balanced and nuanced 2019 vintage.
Composition Notes 56% Cabernet, 20% Merlot, 17% Malbec, 7% Syrah
Vineyards 42% Symms, 21% Sawtooth, 15% Williamsons, 16% Skyline, 6% Huston
Release Date September 2019
Cases Produced
Growing Season Notes 2018 was an exceptional growing season with bud break in mid April, and a gradual temperature increases to flower set and fruit set. The growing season was long with gradient temperatures allowing fruit to develop without extreme heat stress. Harvest began in early October and a long Indian summer assured that all fruit was ripe with nice acidity.
Composition Notes 36% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 11% Syrah
Vineyards Huston Vineyrads, Sawtooth, Symms, Skyline, Airfield (Washington), Parma Extension, Williamsons
Release Date September 2017
Cases Produced 1730
Growing Season Notes As a whole, the 2016 vintage yielded exceptional quality and quantity of fruit. Bud-break occurred the 2nd week of April and temperatures gradually increased but not exceeding the mid-90’s much throughout the summer. Verasion began the first week of August with harvest following in mid-September with Syrah. Merlot, and Malbec followed with Cabernet Sauvignon finishing at the end of October. Standout Reds in 2016 included Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.