Red Blend/Meritage


Proprietary Blend - Red

750 ML


Product Description

Appellation: Washington, Columbia Valley Alcohol: 13.57% Total Acid: 0.562 g/100ml Total RS: 0.44 g/100ml Blend: 50% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah and additional Earthy and Aromatic Columbia Valley Reds Oak: Blend of new French and American Tasting Notes: Soft and smooth with the perfect balance of plum, cherry and cedar. An easy drinking wine to complement any meal. Weve hand-crafted this Majestic Red using grapes carefully selected from several renowned eastern Washington vineyards including Milbrandts award-winning, family-owned, vineyards along Washingtons Columbia River Gorge. This easy drinking yet complex blend exhibits layers of blackberry and plum with a subtle spiciness and a long, elegant finish. Diversion Majestic Red is a perfect pairing for grilled steak, roast duck and the wild, majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Bronze Medal Winner in the 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition, the 2013 San Francisco Wine Chronicle Competition, and the 2013 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition


Varietal: Proprietary Blend - Red

Region: Washington

Region Description:

Most of the wineries in this state are located east of the Cascade Range, where the climate is desert-like, with hot days and cool nights. The irrigated vineyards produce high yield, but the flavor is nevertheless very good. Traditionally Rieslings have been the most successful here, but currently Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc are doing well. Chardonnay is successfully fermented in new oak barrels, yielding distinctively crisp and delicate flavors, like fresh apples. Washington Merlot, with its cherry flavors and aroma, tends to be more full-bodied, moderately tannic and slightly higher in alcohol than its Bordeaux cousins and higher in acidity than those from California. Acreage for the Syrah grape has increased substantially in the past few years, and in Washington it turns into big, dark, intensely concentrated wines with aromas and flavors of blackberries, black currants, roasted coffee and leather. A little-known German grape, Lemberger, does very well here. It produces a fruity but dry red wine in the Beaujolais or Dolcetto style.