2016 vintage – from Arete Vineyard (Columbia Valley), Caroway Vineyard (Columbia Valley), Black Rock Vineyard (Yakima Valley). Varietal Composition: main varietals are Cab & Merlot with 13.6% of non-Cab/Merlot varietals. Winemaking: Pumpovers 2 times daily; pressed at 2-6% sugar; peak fermentation temperature 85 degrees; aged 19 months in old and new European oak barrels. Winemakers Comments: “Very aromatic, opening with a vibrant range of plum, raspberry and orange zest flavors. Deftly balanced and approachable. Intriguing notes of menthol, mint and dark chocolate chime in on the long, lingering finish. Stock up on this wine to serve as a satisfying everyday red.”
Founded in 1983 by Rob Griffin and Deborah Barnard, Barnard Griffin has been producing award-winning wines for over 30 years. Barnard Griffin Winery is situated in south-central Washington at the confluence of the Yakima, Columbia, and Snake rivers, in the heart of Washington State’s wine country.