2017 Desert Wind Ruah
Our Ruah is our premiere red blend featuring primarily Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, along with smaller portions of traditional bordeaux vareitals (Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, and Petit Verdot). The blend is composed of several lots fermented in a variation of stainless steel tanks and open top bins, and aged for approximately 17-18 months. Some French oak is introduced in the aging process to complement the fruit flavors and provide additional complexity. The resulting wine is rich and complex with dark fruit flavors and hints of vanilla, lavender, and cocoa.
Desert Wind Winery Vineyard, Wahluke Slope, WA
Blend: 31% Merlot, 28% Syrah, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 4% Carmenere, 2.5% Petit Verdot
Harvested September 16th-November 1st 2017
Mix of stainless steel fermentation and open top bins.
Aged 17-18 months with some French oak.
Alcohol 14.40% | TA 0.585 g/100ml | pH 3.69 – R.S.: 0.37%
Desert Wind Estate
||September 16th-November 1st, 2017
||3.69 – R.S.: 0.37%
||18 months in French Oak Barrel