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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Murphy's Law Red 2006
Murphy's Law Red 2006
(search item no. 100135)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $16.49

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.

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