One of the first wines that owner Robb Bell created with Sonoma-based winemaker Michael Sebastiani after buying Flerchinger Vineyards in Hood River, Ore., was this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, and it remains a fixture. Bordheauxd serves as a tribute to the area’s iconic windsurfing culture and Bell brings in grapes from vineyards not far from the “board head” playing field that is the Columbia River. Bangsund, Kortge and Moody grapes are wrapped in barrel notes of sweet spices and dark toast along with plum, cola and black pepper. It is jammy and juicy as black currants and dark plum flavors are met with pleasing acidity and modest tannins, capped by a sprinkle of graphite. Enjoy with steak, wild game or tomato-based pasta dishes.
Production: 400 cases
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