The Explorer Red Blend

The Explorer Red Blend

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet in color, this wine shows terrific aromatics of deep cherry and a bit of dusty bramble. On the palate, cherry, black licorice and plum are complemented by warm baking spice and vanilla. Well structured with integrated tannins, this wine lingers pleasantly on the palate with a long finish.

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2015

Varietal Blend: 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Syrah, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills

pH: 3.75

TA: 5.57 g/L

Alcohol: 14.62%

Vineyards: 40% Alder Ridge, 30% Canoe Ridge Vineyard, 30% The Beches Vineyard at Wallula Gap

Oak: 100% French Oak, 50% New

Fining: Egg white

Aging: 20 months

Yeast: RC212

Harvest Dates: October 2015

Acclaim

91 Points

2015 Vintage

Jul 26, 2018

Wine Spectator

91 Points

2014 Vintage

May 01, 2018

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