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WINE ADVENT CALENDAR

Perhaps the world’s most famous wine blend, the practice of mixing Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot originated in Bordeaux, where great cuvees are made to this day. The French realized early on the benefit of softening Cabernet’s tannins with Merlot’s voluptuous texture, and Cabernet is prized for its ability to add structure and focus to Merlot’s fruit-driven personality. What makes Bordeaux so great is found in Washington as well, where many similarities between the two regions can be found, and great Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot blends reach nearly equal heights.

WINE PROFILE

Abstract Art is a blockbuster wine, with a nose hinting of strawberries and vanilla. The palate is soft and balanced with bright acidity and soft, chewy tannins. Abstract Art’s dark fruit flavors deliver a jammy fruit sensation on the palate that lingers until the next sip. 

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PAIRINGS

Pair Abstract Art with:

  • Roasted lamb shank

  • Roast Beef Sandwich

  • Soft Brie

  • German Chocolate Cake

RECIPES

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A LITTLE CAB MERLOT WILL DO YA

Our Washington red projects a sense of class and breed, something timelessly elegant yet offering enough accessibility of fruit to please the modern palate. As tastes change and styles cycle through a perpetual loop, the classics never seem to go out of style - and what is more classic than a bold, rich Bordeaux style red?

Grapes for our Abstract Art blend are grown in close proximity to the Columbia River, which provides a respite for the vines from the Eastern Washington heat of summertime. This 2/3-1/3 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot just screams “Bordeaux” but is rather found in the celebrated wine-growing region of Washington State, marking Abstract Art as a new, exciting expression of a tried and true blend.

WINE INFORMATION

APPELLATION: Columbia Valley, Washington
VINTAGE: 2016
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot
WINEMAKING PROCESS: Every vintage is different, and we’re proud to say we tailor our winemaking techniques every year to ensure Abstract Art receives the detailed care it deserves. In 2016, Abstract Art was fermented and aged in a mix of stainless and oak. Extended aging provides the wine with an open-knit texture and works to soften the tannins, ensuring the wine will both taste great in its youth, but has the ability to age gracefully as well.
ALCOHOL: 13.9%
 pH:  3.8

RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2 g/L

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DAY 24

ABSTRACT ART

2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON - MERLOT
COLUMBIA VALLEY, WASHINGTON

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