2014 Gravel Bar Alluvial Red Blend

Year: 2014
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Country: USA-Washington
Wine Spectator: 87
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$14.95

35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot

"Firm in texture, with a generous sprinkling of black pepper notes over the dark berry and licorice flavors, lingering against the prickly texture. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best after 2018. 7,200 cases made.–HS " (WS)

Winery Notes:
VINEYARD NOTES:
For more than twenty centuries, torrential floodwaters from melting ice-age glaciers sculpted eastern Washington's Columbia Valley, leaving in their wake deep deposits of sandy, rocky, alluvial soils. Today, framing the Columbia River, broad plains of ancient sediment constitutes one of the world's finest wine grape growing regions.

TASTING NOTES:
This is a full-bodied red with vibrant flavors of dried cherries, plum, toffee, chocolate and vanilla. The structure is rich, with bold tannins extending the finish.

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS:
Lamb burgers, beef stew, baked penne with pork ragù.