Eola Hills Cuvée IV Columbia Valley Red Wine
84 cases produced
This Eola Hills Cuvée is actually a GSM plus C. So it’s 49% Grenache (the G), 24% Syrah (the S), 15% Mourvèdre (the M), and 14% Cinsault (the C). GSM blends are quite common in the Côtes du Rhône region of France and this wine is a fun nod to that area’s tradition.
Another unique aspect of this cuvée is that the grapes come from “mother vines.” These grapevines are considered exceptional and grown specifically as propagating plants to become new vines for purchase by grape growers. Along with growing healthy, sought-after propagating canes, they also produce fruit each year. And those grapes make up this wine!
I found notes of black cherries, eucalyptus, strawberries, dried herbs, and brown sugar.
I loved the bright, tart flavors of cranberries in this wine! I also tasted fruity notes of black cherries, strawberries, and cherry jam. With a weighty mouthfeel, it had a smooth mid-palate and dashes of black pepper. The finish was filled with bourbon-soaked cherries and prominent tannins. All the different grape varietals play an important role in making the wine a full harmony.
Food pairing suggestions:
Pasta with bolognese sauce, beef bourguignon, hearty lentil stew.
Read more about Eola Hills:
2017 Eola Hills Barrel Select Reserve Pinot noir
Why Wine? An interview with Steve Anderson of Eola Hills Wine Cellars
Why Wine? An interview with Tom Huggins of Eola Hills Wine Cellars
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