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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%
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Vineyard Designation

Desert Wind Estate

Wine Profile

Vintage 2017
Wine Style Red Wine
Appellation Wahluke Slope
Harvest Date September 16th-November 1st, 2017
PH 3.69 – R.S.: 0.37%
Aging 18 months in French Oak Barrel
Alcohol % Alcohol 14.14%
Size 750 ml