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Perhaps the world’s most famous wine blend, the practice of mixing Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot originated in Bordeaux, where great cuvées 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.
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.
Pair Abstract Art with:
Roasted lamb shank
Roast beef sandwich
German chocolate cake
Rich Italian olives
Hearty potato skins
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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.
APPELLATION: Columbia Valley, Washington
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. This works to soften the tannins and ensures that the wine will taste great in its youth while aging gracefully.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2 g/L
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