Catalyst Red Blend
"Broad and spicy, with pepper and licorice accents to the dark berry flavors as they pick up momentum on the finish. Syrah blend."
Fresh and vibrant, open-textured and appealing, with cherry and herb flavors that persist easily on the deftly balanced finish.
"Ripe and fresh with rich plum, blackberry and spice; juicy, dense and balanced with vibrant flavors and a long, tangy finish."
This is an inexpensive blend. It reveals cedar, lead pencil, and rich toasted oak on
the nose. It has nice flavor on the entry, fruit forward without
a lot of weight on the mid palate but richly flavored
and a long finish. Great value.
The 2016 Catalyst Red Blend opens with fruit-forward notes of dark berries, strawberries, and Van cherry. Hints of smoke, toasted oak and spices linger on the palate while a fine, integrated tannin rounds out the smooth finish dominated by flavors of dried dark fruits and spice.
- Vintage: 2016
- Varietal Blend: 32.8% Syrah, 20.4% Grenache, 9.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.4% Merlot, 7.2% Mourvedre, 5.2% Cabernet Franc, 5.1% Petit Verdot, 4.6% Sangiovese, 4.0% Tempranillo, 2.1% Lemberger, 1.3% Xingandel and a touch of Cinsault, Cunoise, and Roussanne
- Appellation: Columbia Valley
- Vineyards: Alder Ridge Vineyard, Willow Crest Vineyard, Canyon Vineyard Ranch, Waterbrook Vineyard, Boushey Vineyards, and Gamache Vineyard
- Alcohol: 14.23%
- pH: 3.48
- TA: 6.37 g/L
- Aging: 12 months
- Harvest Date: September and October 2016