Rhone Blend, "vif", 2007
Vivid, lively, bright... the French term “vif" is perfect for this proprietary blend of Rhône varieties. This unique wine is reminiscent of the fresh country wines traditionally produced in the Rhône Valley of France. After 17 months of aging in American and Hungarian barrels, Syrah from the Horse Heaven Hills and the Wahuke Slope was blended with Mourvedre and Petite Sirah (Durif) from the Wahluke Slope.
á votre santé
Ron, Susan, Paula, Alex and Amelia
Big and juicy, with firm tannins; spicy aromas with hints of tobacco and earth; blackberry and ripe plum flavors linger on the palate.
varieties: 60.0% Syrah
13.3% Petite Sirah
appellation: Columbia Valley
vineyards: Andrews-Rowell, Northridge and Stonetree
growers: Rob Andrews, Butch and Jerry Milbrandt, and Tedd Wildman
total production: 367 cases
harvest date: n/a
barrels: American and Hungarian
TA: 0.52 g/100ml