Skip to content
Cart 0 items: $0.00
2016 Storm Front
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Harvest Date
Sept. 9-Oct. 12
Acid
6.5 g/L
pH
3.65
Aging
32 months in 20% new French Oak
Bottling Date
June 2019
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
89
Wine Enthusiast
91

2016 Storm Front

In Stock
Add To Cart
$29.00
/ 750 mL
SKU: 16STORMFRONT

Storm Front is our signature bold red blend of Merlot (55%), Cabernet Sauvignon (28%) and Cabernet Franc (17%).  

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Storm Front offers a deep ruby-crimson color and engaging aromas of wild raspberry, cherry, Damson plum, black roses, mulberry, sweet tobacco, olive, anise, rosemary and sage. The flavors mirror the aromatics with generous yet focused red fruits that are intermixed with licorice, bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee beans and dusty earth. The back picks up pressed fruits, roasted nuts, framboise, and kirsch liqueurs, mocha and pencil shavings, followed by a slightly grainy sweet-dry tannin finish.
Ratings
18.5/20 Points: Review of Washington Wines
Awards
Best in Class: Seattle Wine Awards Best in Class: Tri Cities Wine Festival Gold Medal: Tri Cities Wine Festival Silver Medal: Savor Northwest Wine Awards Silver Medal: Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival
Vineyard Notes
55% E&E Shaw Vineyard, 21% Gamache Vineyard, 7% Phinny Hill Vineyard and 17% Dineen 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 then added to start a 7-10 day fermentation. Then 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 chicken and potatoes, rainy evenings and movie nights.
Production
115 cases
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Harvest Date
Sept. 9-Oct. 12
Acid
6.5 g/L
pH
3.65
Aging
32 months in 20% new French Oak
Bottling Date
June 2019
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
89
Wine Enthusiast
91