This fruit driven wine shocases the classic pepper, spice and deep blackberry flavors that are making Washington State Syrahs turn heads around the world.
No "I'll have a Merlot" light weight kind of wine, this one. It's full of blackberry and cherry and is chewy - not to excess, with oak but definitely a wine that will be enjoyed most by folks who like to carry on a dialog with their wine.
Triomphe is a blend of extra-aged Cab Franc, and co-fermented Malbec & Petit Verdot from the Meek family vineyard near Benton City in the Yakima Valley. The three wines had enough "umph" to warrant the extra aging and we think you will appreciate the resulting depth, richness and complexity.
For the first time since making Grâce we have blended all five Bordeaux varieties, namely: about 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, about 20% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Malbec and 2% Petite Verdot.
Of the "Bordeaux" varieties, Malbec is the most iconoclastic from our experience. Taste for near citrus elements and something that might be a cross between Syrah and Zinfandel.
Equal parts: Merlot, Syrah, and Malbec
Our Madrona wine blend is graceful and with a touch of spice, is a versatile rich wine that is especially complimentary to your favorite Mediterranean recipe.
2013 Rugosa Rose
We love this bright and full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon rosé. This vintage was released to us late in this hot season, and we couldn’t be happier for the refreshing addition. This dry rosé is named for the fragrant, colorful and versatile Rugosa Rose, a perennial favorite. The Cabernet grapes lend substance, structure, and aromas to be enjoyed all year. Serve lightly chilled and always with good friends.
2010 Cabernet Franc
Our 200 example is from Fred Artz' on Red Mountain, Chandler Reach, just a stone's throw up the Yakima Valley, and from Meek Family Vineyard near Benton City. This wine showcases some of the reasons that Cabernet Franc is beginning to turn heads. Depth of color, flavor, mouth feel; raspberries, not black berries, high palate tones, not plums and cherries - these are marks of Cabernet Franc at its best and beautifully expressed in this vintage.
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
We have worked to make a wine that is approachable now for those full flavored meals and a wine with enough structure to age beautifully for the next decade, though you may have difficulty saving it for that long.