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This wine greets you with fresh plum, ripe cherry, and blueberry aromas. As you dig deeper you will find hints of leather and tobacco on the finish, as well as pepper and baking spices.
Gold Medal – 2015 Tri Cities Wine Festival
|Strand Vineyards||18 months American Oak|
|95% Tempranillo; 5% Primitivo||pH: @Bottling 3.95|
|Columbia Valley AVA||TA: 0.509g/100mL|
|Only 22 cases produced||RS: .2g/100mL|
|Alcohol: 13.68% vol|
About the Vineyards
These grapes were sourced from one of Washington State’s newest wine growing regions the Naches Heights AVA, where unique volcanic soils combine with the vineyards’ unusually high elevation.
The Naches Heights AVA is an American Viticultural Area contained within the Columbia Valley AVA. The AVA was recognized officially on 13 January 2012. Additionally, it is the first AVA in Washington State to be fully sustainable,with all 7 vineyards practicing in either biodynamic or LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) certification. It is the smallest AVA in Washington with 37.2 acres (15.1 ha) planted.
The appellation’s 37 bearing acres (and more ready to be planted) consist of seven vineyards: Wilridge Vineyard, Naches Heights Vineyard, Strand Vineyard, Aecetia Vineyard, Harlequin Vineyard, Keller Vineyard, and Kalkruth Vineyard.