- 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 40% Cabernet Franc
- 20% Merlot
Aging: 24 months in 50% new and 50% once-used French barrels from selected cooperages
Vintage Notes: The 2015 vintage was one of the warmest growing seasons on record in Washington State. Warm temperatures continued through the spring and summer, moderating slightly into fall and extending what was an early harvest. Overall, the very favorable growing conditions, produced optimal ripening across varieties and yielded outstanding wines.
Tasting Notes: The 2015 Dineen Heritage Blend greets the eye with a deep ruby color. The nose is interwoven with aromas of fresh blueberries, rosemary, chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, black pepper, leather and violets. In the mouth, the tannins compliment the intense flavors to create a wine with a long finish. This complex and layered wine is suitable for aging but could also be drunk now.
Recommended Food Pairings:
- Grilled, roasted or braised dishes: Beef, lamb, salmon & chicken
- Perfect match with Italian food. hearty pastas with red sauce or mushrooms
- Strongly flavored cheeses such as blue cheese, cheddar cheese or gorgonzola
- For dessert: Berries and fruit; anything with a red fruit sauce