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Domaine Magdalena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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    Domaine Magdalena, Washington
    The first vintage of Domaine Magdalena is the culmination of ten years of work and love. It's a given that Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is well known, but Domaine Magdalena brings this piece of the earth to life.

    The main tenet of Biodynamics is minimal inputs, to allow things to grow the way they would without human intervention. Their winemaking philosophy emulates this. In fact, they think of winemaking more as 'fermentation management'. Sarah Hedges oversees the critical fermentation process.

    Domaine Magdalena undergoes a spontaneous native yeast fermentation. Following the completion of malo-lactic (secondary) fermentation, the wine was stored in neutral oak barrels for about seven months.

    Bottled in May, Domaine Magdalena 2014 is vibrant and complex. Unmasked by unnecessary oak or time in barrel, it is the truest expression of our land and its story in the year of 2014.

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    A coveted source of top quality red grapes among premier Washington producers, the Red Mountain AVA is actually the smallest appellation in the state. As its name might suggest, it is actually neither a mountain nor is it composed of red earth. Instead the appellation is an anticline of the Yakima fold belt, a series of geologic folds that define a number of viticultural regions in the surrounding area. It is on the eastern edge of Yakima Valley with slopes facing southwest towards the Yakima River, ideal for the ripening of grapes. The area’s springtime proliferation of cheatgrass, which has a reddish color, actually gives the area the name, "Red" Mountain.

    Red Mountain produces some of the most mineral-driven, tannic and age-worthy red wines of Washington and there are a few reasons for this. It is just about the hottest appellation with normal growing season temperatures commonly reaching above 90F. The soil is particularly poor in nutrients and has a high pH, which results in significantly smaller berry sizes compared to varietal norms. The low juice to skin ratio in smaller berries combined with the strong, dry summer winds, leads to higher tannin levels in Red Mountain grapes.

    The most common red grape varieties here are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, among others. Limited white varieties are grown, namely Sauvignon blanc.

    The reds of the area tend to express dark black and blue fruit, deep concentration, complex textures, high levels of tannins and as previously noted, have good aging capabilities.

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    A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.

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