Murphy's Law Red 2006

Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

$19.99 $16.49
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Item No. 100135
  • red wine
  • WS90
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Varietal Composition: 65% Merlot 19% Cabernet Franc 9% Malbec 6% Sangiovese

Location: Columbia Valley/Yakima, Washington Outlook Vineyard Elerding Vineyard Slide Mountain Vineyard

An unusual (or as Murphy's Law puts it, "disastrous") blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Sangiovese. Harvested carefully and with love and attention to each cluster of grapes. Then carried gently to press and then into cold fermenters. Fermented in small 1.5 ton tanks. Punch-downs daily. Gravity fed to barrel with single racking before bottling. Barrel aged for 9 months

An inky-dark purple hue. Vibrant nose of plum, cherry and cassis. The palate is filled with plums and grilled meats with hints of smoke and black mission fig. The sturdy tannins along with classic Washington state acidity stretch into the long and elegant finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Supple, silky and generous with its olive-inflected cherry and blackberry flavors, billowing in the easy breeze of a long finish. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2012."
90 Points

Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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