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  • The Explorer Red Blend

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    91 Points2015 VintageWine SpectatorJuly 26, 2018
    91 Points 2014 VintageJamesSuckling.comJames SucklingMay 1, 2018
    Best Buy2015 VintageWine & Spirits May 1, 2018

    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
    • Vineyards: 40% Alder Ridge, 30% Canoe Ridge Vineyard, 30% The Beches Vineyard at Wallula Gap
    • Harvest Date: October 2015
    • Oak: 100% French Oak, 50% New
    • Aged: 20 months
    • Yeast: RC212
    • Fining: Egg white
    • TA: 5.57 g/L
    • pH: 3.75
    • Alcohol: 14.62%