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2011 Wheedle & Thread Red Wine

Appellation: WA, Horse Heaven Hills
Vineyard: Wallula Vineyard
Varietal Content: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot, and 9% Malbec
Alcohol Content: 14.5%

Tasting Notes: Part homage to popular children’s book character and eventual Seattle mascot created by S. Cosgrove, to wheedle is to persuade artfully, and we hope after tasting this wine you too are convinced of its pinnacle reach and mountainous scale. Yielding less than 1.5 tonnes/hectare, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot fermented separately in 700-liter Demi Muid rotary fermenters and matured in new Taransaud and Seguin Moreau Icône French Oak barriques. The Petit Verdot and Malbec aged in Russian oak casks. The Cabernet Franc aged in a Francois Frere 500-liter Puncheon. After 16 months, the best barrels were blended and re-barreled into Puncheons for an additional 15 months. The wine was bottled in May 2014 and released in 2015. This bottle belongs to a limited portion of 95 cases reserved for extended aging for release 2020 and ready to be enjoyed now or during the next decade. We think you will find the fine tannins, ripe red berry fruits, oak spiciness, rich and balanced palate, a complex and pleasant story with the embrace of a warm character taken to heart. We recommend decanting to enjoy this exceptional wine fully.

Cases available: 95 (270 produced)
Bottle: 750 mL Saverglass Bordelaise Icon Antique Green 4387
Cork: Amorim: 49 mm CA-10
Capsule: Diameter: 33 mm ⌀x 60 mm