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Basel Cellars Inspired 2005

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    Winemaker Notes

    Inspired by the great Chateaus of St Emillion in Bordeaux, France. Basel set out to create the Washington State standard for a Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend. This wine is 62% Connor Lee vineyard Merlot and 38% Chelle Den Millie vineyard Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 20 months in new French and American Oak.

    The aromatic wine is dark red to the rim and has powerful scents of red currants, pepper and cedar. The spicy, meaty flavors of red berries and a touch of mint add to the amazing complexity of this blend. The wine is very rich and is supported by the supple, plush tannins.

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    Basel Cellars, Washington
    Basel Cellars Estate Winery is in the heart of Washington's Walla Walla Valley which was named by Sunset Magazine as "The 2005 Wine Destination of the Year". Basel Cellars produces 6500 cases per year, with a focus on Bordeaux-style blends, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Basel Cellars Estate Winery is the perfect place to stage every celebration of life, reunions with family and friends, invigorating romantic escapes, memorable weddings, and the ideal venue for executive retreats. The Resort is situated on eighty seven acres of beautifully landscaped gated property for you and your guests to enjoy the "Never Ending Wine Experience".

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    Responsible for some of Washington’s most highly acclaimed wines, the Walla Walla Valley has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years and is home to both historic wineries and younger, up-and-coming producers.

    The Walla Walla Valley, a Native American name meaning “many waters,” is located in southeastern Washington; part of the appellation actually extends into Oregon. Soils here are well-drained, sandy loess over Missoula Flood deposits and fractured basalt.

    It is a region perfectly suited to Rhône-inspired Syrahs, distinguished by savory notes of red berry, black olive, smoke and fresh earth. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot create a range of styles from smooth and supple to robust and well-structured. White varieties are rare but some producers blend Sauvignon Blanc with Sémillon, resulting in a rich and round style, and plantings of Viognier, while minimal, are often quite successful.

    Of note within Walla Walla, is one new and very peculiar appellation, called the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater. This is the only AVA in the U.S. whose boundaries are totally defined by the soil type. Soils here look a bit like those in the acclaimed Rhône region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but are large, ancient, basalt cobblestones. These stones work in the same way as they do in Chateauneuf, absorbing and then radiating the sun's heat up to enhance the ripening of grape clusters. The Rocks District is within the part of Walla Walla that spills over into Oregon and naturally excels in the production of Rhône varieties like Syrah, as well as the Bordeaux varieties.

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    With generous fruit and supple tannins, Merlot is made in a range of styles from everyday-drinking to world-renowned and age-worthy. Merlot is the dominant variety in the wines from Bordeaux’s Right Bank regions of St. Emilion and Pomerol, where it is often blended with Cabernet Franc to spectacular result. Merlot also frequently shines on its own, particularly in California’s Napa Valley. Somm Secret—As much as Miles derided the variety in the 2004 film, Sideways, his prized 1961 Château Cheval Blanc is actually a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

    NXICSEBCI05_2005 Item# 94337

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