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2013 Powers Reserve Champoux Vineyard Red Blend

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Tasting Notes

Dark layered aromas of black cherry, blackberry, cassis, eucalyptus, and a slight touch of dusty notes influenced by warm soil and pleasant minerality.  On the palate, flavors of dark complex red fruit, red currant, spice, and a subtle touch of minerality that delivers refined elegance on this powerful wine.  With firm fine dusty tannins and balanced acidity, this wine has a great finish that you would come to expect from this World Class Vineyard site.

Blend/Vineyard Info

42.5% Cabernet Sauvignon28.5 Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, and 14% Malbec

100% Champoux Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills

 

Winemaker Notes

With this being the 5th release of our Red Blend from Champoux Vineyard, this wine is a tribute to our long partnership with Paul Champoux and this unbelievable vineyard site.  The components of this blend were fermented with a pump-under technique using a variety of 796 and PDM yeasts with 100% malolactic fermentation completed in French Oak.  We then aged the wine for 40 months in 65% new French Oak barrels.

Technical Notes

Release Date: August 232017

Alcohol: 14%

Residual Sugar: Dry

Acidity: 0.65

pH 3.80

Cases Produced: 148

 

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