Ned Said Red

This Bordeaux-inspired blend has layers of red currant, old world plum, and freshly rolled cigar.

 

YEAR: 2014

BLEND:
49% Cabernet Franc
29% Carménère
15% Merlot
4% Petit Verdot
3% Cabernet Sauvignon

SOURCE:
Cabernet Franc: Six Prong Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills AVA, WA
Carménère: 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

ABV: 14.5%

WINEMAKER NOTES: 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.

AWARDS:

  • Gold — 2019 Great American International Wine Competition
  • Gold – 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Gold – 2018 Dan Berger International Wine Competition
  • Gold – 2018 Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition (92 Points)
  • Best Bordeaux Blend, Double Gold – 2017 New York World Wine and Spirits

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Steak au poivre
  • Roasted chicken in a mushroom jus
  • Wild boar
  • Lamb lollipop

PRICE: $26.00


“Distinctive for its briary, Zinfandel-like notes, it remains a Bordeaux-style wine with  nicely integrated oak, layered flavors that unfold with each sip, and a long, crisp finish” – Linda Murphy, 92 points  

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