2016 Subduction Red
2,400 cases produced – 14.2% 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: 28% Heart of the Hill, 20% Boushey, 17% Alder Ridge,
14% Ciel du Cheval, 14% Coyote Canyon, 7% McKinley Springs
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varietals: 60% Mourvedre / 20% Syrah / 13% Grenache / 7% 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.
The fruit was hand harvested and transported to the winery in the early morning and de-
stemmed directly into fermenters with no crushing. Inoculated fermentation was in both open
top fermenters with manual pigeage as well as closed top concrete Nomblot cube tanks with pump overs. It was pressed at dryness and barreled in French oak barrels (10% new) and in Nomblot tanks. Bottled in 11 months.
Archived Tech Sheets:
2001 was the first vintage we created the Subduction Red blend.