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2017 Desert Wind Carménère

Carmenere is often known as the “lost grape” of Bordeaux. As one of the six original Bordeaux varietals, it has nearly disappeared from its native region, but has since reemerged elsewhere. Eastern Washington’s dry, arid climate provides Carmenere with optimal growing conditions. Our Carmenere was fermented in open top bins, with twice daily punch downs, and aged for 17 months in barrel. This Carmenere presents its characteristic green pepper aroma, along with wonderful flavors of plum, raspberry, and earthy notes.
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 Carmenere is often known as the "lost grape" of Bordeaux. As one of the six original Bordeaux varietals, it has almost disappeared from its native region, but has since reemerged elsewhere. Eastern Washington's dry, arid climate provides Carmenere with optimal growing conditions. Our Carmenere was fermented in open top bins, with twice daily punch downs, and aged for 17 months in barrel. This Carmenere presents its characteristic green pepper aroma, along with wonderful flavors of plum, raspberry, and earthy notes.

Vineyard Designation

Desert Wind

Wine Profile

Vintage 2017
Wine Style Red Wine
Appellation Wahluke Slope
Harvest Date November 1st, 2017
PH 3.83
Aging 17 months in Barrel
Fermentation Open top bins, 9 days of skin contact, punch downs twice daily
Tannin 0.525g/100ml
Alcohol % 13.88
Size 750 ml