This lovely jewel-toned wine opens with spicy aromas of anise, plum, and leather, with overtones of violets. The floral quality carries through the palate, joined by notes of juicy dark cherries and currants. Round, soft tannins give this wine a silky mouthfeel and will continue to develop over the next few years.
The vineyards associated with our Cuvee blend our warmer vineyard sites in the greater Yakima valley, primarily coming from Alder Ridge Vineyard which sits above the Columbia River, near Alderdale, WA . Lonseome Spring Ranch in Benton City, Wa and Sugarloaf vineyard north of Wapato, WA
Food Pairing Notes
The Cuvée de L’Abri Rouge is delicious with simple meat dishes such as rack of lamb.
Our Red Shed Blend (pronounced ‘coo-VAY day la Bree Rooj’) is inspired by the great blended red wines of the Southern Rhône region of France, the most famous being those from Chateauneuf-de-Pape. Grenache is the star in this blend, bringing concentrated fruit, rounder tannins and acid. Mourvedre adds rich, earthy undertones and spice. Cinsault contributes perfume-like floral character and light red berry fruit while Syrah brings great color, dark fruit, more structured tannins, and peppery aromatics.