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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Desert Wind Ruah 2006
Desert Wind Ruah 2006
(search item no. 95051)

PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $15.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Desert Wind Ruah is comprised of three classical Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot) that are seamlessly co-mingled to yield a wine with structure and finesse. Our 2006 Ruah is fruit-centric with just enough oak to create a spicy, toasty finish. Enjoy this wine with an array of foods or by itself.
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About Desert Wind:

The concept to create this brand began with the idea to create a blended red wine. The intent was to make a Bordeaux-like blend using Washington fruit, this objective in turn led to the creation of Desert Wind. Desert Wind was first the name of the vineyard site. It had come about simply enough, coined by Jo Ann Fries; it implied the climate in eastern Washington where the vineyard was planted. Desert Wind came to be synonymous with the superior wines it was capable of producing and thus was translated into the winery name. The theory behind Desert Wind is small lots of fruit, longer barrel aging techniques and something that is created to be very unique and personal.