2013 Legacy Red Blend
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After harvesting in October 2013, the grapes for this wine were destemmed at the winery and transferred to tanks. Fermentation occurred at 85°F in small-lot, stainless steel tanks following up to three days of cold soaking on the skins. During fermentation, pump-overs were used for intense extraction of color and flavor. Malolactic fermentation was completed to create a round mouthfeel. All lots were barrel aged for 20 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels, 43% of which were new.
A classic Bordeaux style blend wine, our Columbia Winery Legacy Red Blend has power and presence from aroma to finish – a tribute to our own legacy in Washington winemaking. Legacy opens with a bouquet of cassis, rose petal and brown spice. Cabernet Sauvignon forms the foundation of this blend, creating a solid structure with big, firm tannins. Merlot adds notes of cherry and plum, adding finesse to the mouthfeel. Malbec and Cabernet Franc lend a deep purple hue and aromas of blueberry and dried herbs, as well as delightful floral notes. A touch of Petit Verdot complements the blend, reinforcing the structure and intensity of this memorable wine. This Bordeaux style blend wine is a classic and as such will pair well with dishes like beef bourguignon and beef Wellington. Drink now and enjoy for 5-7 years.