- 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 16.6% Cabernet Franc
- 16.6% Merlot
- 16.6% Malbec
All grapes were hand-picked from our Estate Certified Sustainable Vineyard
Elévage: Fermented in stainless steel then barrel aged for 21 months in 40% new French oak and 60% second-use French oak from select cooperages.
Vintage Notes: 2020 was a relatively warm year for Washington State with a significantly smaller crop than average. A freeze in the autumn of 2019 and some severe weather events in May 2020 impacted buds and fruit set which led to fewer and smaller clusters and berries. What we did not have in quantity certainly gave way to quality. Warm temperatures and sunshine in September and October allowed the berries to slowly develop sugars and flavors while maintaining acidity. Overall, a spectacular vintage showcasing aromatics and concentrated fruit.
Winemaker Notes: Our flagship Heritage Red Blend is a classic, right-bank Bordeaux blend that is Cabernet Sauvignon dominant. This vintage exhibits cranberry and red currant notes and candy-like aromas; backed by hints of baking spices, chocolate, vanilla, red bell pepper and an inkling of graphite on the finish. On the palate, the well-structured tannins provide backbone while the juicy and umami-like flavors provide a deliciously long finish. This wine is suitable to drink now and will age for 10 plus years.
Recommended Food Pairings:
The 2020 ‘Heritage Blend’ offers black currants, tobacco leaf and anise flavors that mingle with creosote undertones. Showing a soft mouthfeel, this medium-bodied red sipper is drinking nicely now. Drink 2023-2028. 90 pts