Private Reserve Red

Varietal: Red Blend

Tasting Notes:
Private Reserve Red is a complex red blend orchestrated with Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. Aged in new French and American Oak for over 23 months this wine is rich in aromatics, fruit forward and structured with lingering tannins.

Pair with: Prime Rib, Lamb Chops, Smoked Portobello Mushrooms or Chocolate Cheese Cake with Blackberry Coulis.

Specs

Composition Notes 50% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 7% Malbec
Vineyards Huston Estate, Sawtooth Vineyard, Skyline Vineyard, Williamson Vineyard
Release Date November 2021
Cases Produced 110
Cases Produced 2019 began with bud break in mid-April and a cool, rainy start to the growing season. A warm summer with gradual temperature increases created exceptional flower and fruit set. Harvest of Syrah and merlot occurred the first week of October followed by a hard freeze across the Northwest on October 10th. All remaining fruit was brought into the winery the week of October 15th, including our Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The vintage year created heavy bodied wines with dark fruit flavors, rich texture and chalky tannins.
Private Reserve Red is always produced from the highest quality barrels of a vintage year. 2019 vintage hales fro nine vineyard blocks including our estate vineyard. This wine is aged 22 months on American, French and Hungarian oak of which 43% of the barrels were new.
Composition Notes 50% Syrah, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 8% Malbec
Vineyards Huston Estate Vineyard, Sawtooth Vineyard, Williamson Vineyard
Release Date November 2020
Cases Produced 108
Cases Produced 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. This bold red blend is wine is ready to drink now or lay down for years to come.