2016 Subduction Red
3,350 cases produced – 14.0% abv
Long inspired by the wines of the Southern Rhone Valley, this is our answer to a Washington version of a Cotes-du-Rhone Villages wine. A blend of classic southern French varieties that are unique and expressive on their own; yet each contributes to create a harmonious whole.
This charming, ruby colored wine exhibits black raspberry and cherry aromas and flavors. The bright, fresh finish, juicy mid-palate and excellent length provides a wine that is compatible with many foods and occasions.
Vineyards: Columbia Valley (74% Horse Heaven Hills, 12% Red Mountain, 7% Columbia Valley, 5% Columbia Gorge, 2% Yakima Valley)
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varietals: 40% Syrah / 20% Grenache / 15% Mourvedre / 14% Cinsault / 11% Carignan
Subduction Red is more an exploration of the Columbia Valley than a representation of any one varietal or vineyard. The grapes are sourced from throughout Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain and Yakima Valley, all from vineyards with which we have long term contracts. What is important for us lies in what each site contributes to the overall blend.
Archived Tech Sheets:
2001 was the first vintage we created the Subduction Red blend.