A classic Bordeaux-style winemaking protocol enhances the aromatics of slight spice, earth, cherry and blackberry in this bold red blend. Subtle oak notes are perfectly balanced with flavors of currant, cocoa and dark berries that lead to a long, lingering, seductive finish. ~Ray Einberger, Winemakers. Vineyards:
The fruit for the Walter Clore Private Reserve was picked from Columbia Crests premier vineyard sites. Vineyards located on the Wahluke Slope offer aromatics, texture and complexity; Cold Creek sites contribute flavor and fruitiness; and Horse Heaven Hills fruit introduces balance and body.
The balance between warm daytime temperatures and cooler evenings concentrated aromatics and enhanced complexity.
The appellations low rainfall stressed the vines, yielding concentrated fruit with depth and varietal expression.