Ned Said Red
This Bordeaux-inspired blend has layers of red currant, old world plum, and freshly rolled cigar.
49% Cabernet Franc 29% Carmenere
4% Petit Verdot
3% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc: Six Prong Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills AVA, WA Carmenere: Gilbert Vineyards, Wahluke Slope AVA, WA
Merlot: Les Collines Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley AVA, WA
Petit Verdot: Angiolina Vineyard, Yakima Valley AVA, WA
Cabernet Sauvignon: Gilbert Vineyards, Horse Heaven Hills AVA, WA
WINEMAKER NOTES: When Bettina retired from her career at Fidelity Investments and bought Cellardoor Winery, her former employer, Ned asked her to make him a red wine. When we think of Ned saying “red,” we envision a sophisticated red Bordeaux blend. In 2014, eastern Washington experienced one of the hottest vintages on record with unrelenting heat and no rain. Despite this “barn burner,” the typical diurnal flux between daytime highs and nighttime lows allowed our grapes to preserve ideal acidity. Unlike its Bordeaux counterparts, the 2014 Ned has a unique base of Cabernet Franc and Carmenere with a touch of Merlot for elegance, Petit Verdot for backbone, and Cabernet Sauvignon for body. Soft, yet rich in flavor, we chose to age this wine in a mix of French, Hungarian, and American oak for added complexity.
- Silver – 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
- Silver – 2018 San Diego International Wine and Spirits Challenge
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