2016 Serendipity Proprietor's Reserve
Merlot 35%, Caberneet Sauvignon 29%, Cabernet Franc 18%, Petit Verdot 12% Malbec 6%
Barrel aged in 60% New French oak for 20 months.
August 20, 2018
Plum and cherry notes with a hint of dried herbal tea. Bold fruit tannins with coffee, layer of fresh cedar, and robust nutty finish with a delicate silkiness.
Sourced from our collection of award-winning vineyards in Washington State's Columbia Valley AVA.
Red Blend comprised of Merlot 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 29%, Cabernet Franc 18%, Petit Verdot 12% Malbec 6%.
Throughout harvest, Winemaker Richard Batchelor worked closely with local growers and visited each vineyard to taste for maturity and ripeness to determine the precise moment to pick the fruit. Grapes were hand-harvested during the cool hours of the morning to preserve bright fruit notes. Sourced from our collection of vineyards throughout Washington, each lot underwent a five day pre-fermentation cold maceration for color and fruit extraction. The fruit was kept separate by varietal and warmed up to begin the native yeast fermentation. Once pressed, these wines were blended together in similar lots for style and underwent Malolactic fermentation in tanks containing 40% new French Oak staves. At such time, the wines were slowly micro-oxygenated to enhance the softening of the tannins before the wine was blended. Barrel aged in 60% New French oak for 20 months.
Cases Produced: 307