Lady in Red #9
Vinification: The fruit used to produce Lady In Red 9th Edition was grown at several outstanding locations around the Yakima Valley and Columbia Valley, including our own Kestrel View Estate Vineyard. Grapes from the chosen sites produce wines brimming with ripe black and red fruit flavors, coupled with generous full mouth feel. The fruit which composes Lady In Red 9th Edition was carefully picked at it height of maturity, then de-stemmed and crushed leaving 15% whole berries. It was fermented at 85° F, in small batches, for 7 to 10 days, then gently pressed so as not to extract any harsh tannins. Fifty percent was then aged in small oak barrels until bottling.
Winemaker Notes: This wine possesses a deep black cherry color, centering to near black. In the aroma you will find black cherry, red currant, blackberry
and plum fruit flavors. These are balanced by leather, tobacco, cedar, mineral, white pepper, caramelized sugar and baking spices which develop in the glass and on your palate. The wine ripples with bright intense red fruit flavors, and finishes with a lingering cherry, white pepper, and leather notes. Lady In Red 9th Edition is a full bodied wine with a firm and lingering sweet finish.
Blend: 60% Syrah, 26% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc. 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petite Verdot
Vineyard Sources: Columbia Valley