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2016 Fly Rod Stimulator
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Harvest Date
Oct. 8-12
Aging
28 months in 25% new French oak (Cadus)
Bottling Date
February 2019
Alcohol %
13.7

2016 Fly Rod Stimulator

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SKU: 16STIMULATOR

Fly Rod Cellars is an occasional project of Assistant Winemaker Troy Mandeville and Cellarmaster John Richardson. Each vintage features a different red and rose' wines.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This Cabernet features a deep ruby color and rich, smoky aromas of blackberries, cherries, plums, black roses, tobacco, cedar, a hint of mint, and black incense. The flavors are true to variety and direct, with notes of licorice, bittersweet chocolate, cola, roasted coffee beans and earth. The back picks up macerated berries, roasted nuts and graphite, followed by a chewy, ripe tannin finish.
Ratings
93 Points: Savor Northwest 18.5 Points: Review of Washington Wines
Awards
Double Gold Medal: Savor Northwest Wine Awards Silver Medal: Tri Cities Wine Festival
Vineyard Notes
72% Gamache Vineyard, 28% Phinny Hill Vineyard
Production Notes
Our grapes were hand sorted and mechanically destemmed into a small bin for a 1-2 day cold soak to bring out flavors and color. Yeast and nutrients were added to start a 7-10 day fermentation. When fermentation was complete, the “free run” wine was pumped into barrels and the remaining skins were gently pressed to extract remaining wine into the barrels. The wine then went through a malolactic fermentation which softens the wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with roasted or grilled meats and lasagna.
Production
98 cases
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Harvest Date
Oct. 8-12
Aging
28 months in 25% new French oak (Cadus)
Bottling Date
February 2019
Alcohol %
13.7