2012 Cole's Collage
Fruit sourced from our Estate Needlerock Vineyard overlooking the Columbia River. A field blend of: Zinfandel (34%), Merlot (33%), Refosco (16%), Grenache (15%, and Primitivo (2%). This blend opens with bright fruit and sage on the nose. Likely a contribution of the Grenache- Refosco component. Complex red fruit flavors at mid-palate. Closes with an herbal tannin quality, again bringing to mind the Grenache- Refosco elements.
Subtle accompaniment to pot roast or stew. Cheeses include Gruyere, Fontina, Brie, Camembert.
Specification: A field blend of 5 varieties from a small corner of our Needlerock vineyard. Barrel aging 18 months in French and American Oak Barrels. A tribute to our first teenage grandson. He loves motorcycles, baseball, football, elk calls, butch haircuts and a fly rod. The diverse blend in the Collage is a tribute to the motor that drives him. Alcohol 15.1%
Bringing out to our wine club 2/17. Released to public later in spring.