Dericho is our bold Petit Verdot from Dineen Vineyard. Derecho has a deep crimson color with aromas and flavors of Bing cherries, black plums, sage, licorice and black tea with a long-lasting finish. Only one barrel (23 cases) produced.
Derecho displays a deep ruby-crimson color and opulent, perfumed aromas of raspberries, Bing cherries, black plums, black currants, black roses, mulberry, sweet tobacco, sage, violets and oriental incense. The flavors are ample but deep cored and focused, interlayered with licorice, dark cocoa, black tea and earth. On the back, the wine deepens with sensations of pressed berries, roasted pecans, mocha, kirsch, crème de cassis and ground charcoal, followed by a savory, ripe dryish tannin finish.
Dineen Vineyard was developed in 2001 on a south-facing gentle slope near Zillah in the Rattlesnake Ridge and Yakima Valley AVAs. The 75 planted acres sit at 1050-1140 feet above sea level. Dineen Vineyards is Certified Sustainable under both the Lodi Rules and Sustainable WA.
Our grapes were hand sorted and mechanically destemmed into a small bin for a 2 day cold soak to bring out flavors and color. Yeast and nutrients were then added to start a 9 day fermentation followed by an 8 day extended maceration on the skins to enhance the mid-palate and soften tannins. 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 further softens the wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Lamb kabobs, roasted pork, smoked gouda, mushrooms and wild rice.