SEPT 2022 ESTATE RED BUNDLE
2019 Shaw Cabernet Red Mountain AVA
Block 32 Cabernet Sauvignon at Shaw Vineyard is, year after year, one of our cellar favorites. In 2019, our best barrels were carefully chosen to make this Cuvee. Maraschino cherry, burnt orange peel, cigar wrapper and freshly baked pie dough are initial aromas. The ripe tannins are exquisitely fine and are the perfect partner to the wine’s fruit-forward style. Hints of milk chocolate and fresh espresso mingle in the balanced finish. On release, this lively wine will be difficult to the cellar, but patience will surely be rewarded.
2019 Grand Ciel Syrah NEW RELEASE
We are convinced the quantum quality leap for artisan Washington State wines is in the vineyard. Standing on our founding fathers’ broad shoulders, we can now construct vineyard systems to enhance not only the region’s terroir, but also single AVAs, vineyards and even a few chosen rows if unique detail is desired. With concentration of fruit, even ripening and authenticity as our goals, we have looked at everything from clones to trellis systems with the paramount commitment of fine-tuning our Grand Ciel Vineyard.
Every detail has been designed to produce the highest quality fruit from the unique climate and soil of Red Mountain. Our rigorous selection process only permits a small portion of grapes to become part of the Grand Ciel wines. The results are wines of deep concentration with beautiful proportion and extended complexity.
2019 Four Flags Red Mountain AVA
2019 Four Flags is loaded with its hallmark red and dark fruit aromas. Along with vibrant fruit, this vintage offers a uniquely savory quality. Olive tapenade, star anise, and juniper play with aromas of wild huckleberry, red licorice and Bing cherry. The mouthfeel is delicately textured, with fine, dusty Red Mountain tannins. 80% new French oak gently supports the complex matrix of fruit, spice, herbs, and umami flavors. Drink confidently now or cellar as long as possible to experience the promising future this beauty possesses.