$16.00 – Bronze Medal Winner 2016 Tri-Cities Wine Festival –
Produced from Upland Vineyards fruit, this wine offers raspberry and balanced oak flavors of baking spice and vanilla cream. This leads to a crisp finish with good structure and fruit and a bit of smoked bacon.
|Upland Vineyards||Aging: 9 months in French Oak|
|95% Pinot Noir 5% Syrah||pH: @Bottling 3.76|
|Yakima Valley AVA||TA: @Bottling 0.60g/100mL|
|16 cases produced||RS: 0%|
|Alcohol: 14.1% vol|
About Upland Vineyards
Upland Vineyards is located wholly within the Snipes Mountain American Viticulture Area in the heart of the Yakima Valley. Farming wine grapes since 1968, four generations of Newhouse family farming have helped maintain the Upland legacy, which started over 90 years ago. Originally planted by William B. Bridgman in 1917, Snipes Mountain is widely considered the birth place of Washington Wine. Today that original vineyard is still bearing fruit and the vine’s longevity is a testament to the favorable weather conditions bestowed upon the mountain. With slopes facing in all four cardinal directions and an elevation that ranges from 750 to 1300 feet, Upland is able to grow a wide range of wine grapes in some of the oldest and most diverse soils in Washington. With over 35 varieties of vinifera, Upland Vineyard’s grapes find their way into bottles of wine from over 20 different wineries. Varieties include: Aligote, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurtzraminer, Graciano, Grenache, Malbec, Melon, Merlot, Morio Muscat, Mouvedre, Mueller Thurgau, Muscat of Alexandria, Muscat Hamburg, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Souzao, Syrah, Tempranillo, Tinta Madiera, Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional, Viognier, Zinfandel, and others.