They couldn’t get away with making this wine in Bordeaux, but on Woodinville’s Artisan Hill, Mike Metheny relished the opportunity to be creative in his debut vintage by bottling a blend of varieties that could get approved in Provence. He blended Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) from Kiona Vineyards on Red Mountain with Syrah (25%) from nearby Emory Vineyard and Grenache (25%) from Lonesome Spring Ranch, a short drive up the Yakima River. Aromas of poached plums, chai spices and fresh-baked panettone lead to smooth, creamy and juicy textures of blackberry, plum and cherry. Fine-grained tannins and dark chocolate are capped by black currant syrup.
Production: 99 cases
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