Storm Front is our signature bold red blend of Merlot (50%), Cab. Sauv. (18%), Petit Verdot (15%), Cabernet Franc (15%) and Malbec (2%). Plum, black cherry and rosemary flavors and aromas. 94 Points!
Storm Front offers a deep ruby color and engaging aromas of raspberry, cherry, Damson plum, black roses, mulberry, sweet tobacco, olive, anise, herb potpourri and stick incense. The flavors mirror the aromatics with generous yet focused dark 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 sweet-dry tannin finish.
94 pts.--Bellingham Northwest Wine Awards
-Double Gold: Bellingham Northwest Wine Awards
-Silver: American Wine Society
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 6 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.
Sept. 18-Oct. 26
32 months in 33% recoopered French Oak and 67% neutral French and American oak