The 2019 Squall Line is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, cherry, plum, rosemary, cedar and mocha. 97 Points and Double Gold (Savor NW) and 92 Points and Gold (Washington State Wine Awards).
ruby colored, it possesses classic “BDX” aromas of blackberry, cherry, black currant, crushed black roses, tobacco, cedar, rosemary and incense. The flavors are attention getting, with dark fruits that are intermixed with licorice, dark chocolate, French roast and earth. The penetration continues on the back with roasted berries and nuts, mocha and pulverized charcoal, followed by a sweet-dry tannin finish. Pairs well with roasted or grilled meats, good friends and stormy nights.
-Double Gold: Savor Northwest
-Gold: Washington State Wine Awards
-Gold: Pacific NW Wine Competition
Weinbau (35%), Phinny Hill (30%), Boushey (23%), Dineen (8%), Beverly (2%), and E&E Shaw (2%).
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 7-11 day primary fermentation periods for each varietal, followed by extended maceration on the skins for 5-7 days to boost the mid-palate. The “free run” wine was then 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, good friends and stormy nights.