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2018 Storm Front
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Harvest Date
Sept. 18-Oct. 26
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
3.66
Aging
32 months in 33% recoopered French Oak and 67% neutral French and American oak
Fermentation
6 days in open fermentation bins
Bottling Date
June 11, 2021
Alcohol %
14.4

2018 Storm Front

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SKU: 18STORMFRONT

OCTOBER WINE OF THE MONTH--SAVE 20% ON THREE BOTTLES! 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!

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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.
Ratings
94 pts.--Bellingham Northwest Wine Awards
Awards
Double Gold--Bellingham Northwest Wine Awards
Vineyard Notes
50% E&E Shaw Vineyard, 30% Dineen Vineyard, 10% Boushey Vineyard, 8% Coyote Canyon Vineyard, 2% Tudor Hills 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 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.
Production
140 cases
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Harvest Date
Sept. 18-Oct. 26
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
3.66
Aging
32 months in 33% recoopered French Oak and 67% neutral French and American oak
Fermentation
6 days in open fermentation bins
Bottling Date
June 11, 2021
Alcohol %
14.4