2017 Walla Walla Vintners Red Blend
2017 Walla Walla Vintners Columbia Valley Red Blend

Columbia Valley,
Washington

14.9% alcohol

Cork closure

930 cases produced

This red wine is a blend of 40% Cabernet sauvignon, 30% Cabernet franc, 20% Merlot and 10% Syrah. Just like chefs making a meal, winemakers blend varying amounts of different grape varietals as a way to create a wine greater than the sum of its parts. All these “ingredients” are blended together to fulfill that wine’s intended purpose.

Color:

Deep cherry red

Bouquet:

Fragrant fruit smells of black and red cherries combined with raspberries and, just a whiff of green bell pepper.

Palate:

My first sip tasted all those juicy flavors of both red and black cherries along with ripe raspberries and strawberries. This wine has acidity and structure with cat tongue-like tannins that would pair beautifully with many different types of foods. It’s a good wine to bring when you’re unsure as to what is being served or unfamiliar with the types of wine your host enjoys– a crowd-pleaser!

Food pairing suggestions: 

Barbecued ribs, margherita pizza, portobello mushroom burgers.

SRP $24

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