Pendulum Red Blend 2016
Aromas of cedar, sweet cherry, black fruit, and coffee fill the nose. Full-bodied, with elegant tannic structure balanced with sweet blackberry jam on the palate and a slightly smoky finish.
Blend: 62% Merlot, 26% Syrah, 12% Malbec
With its steady swinging arc and undeniable precision, a pendulum indicates balance and consistency in a perpetually evolving environment. The grapes in Pendulum adapt to changing external forces and are crafted to achieve a complex and elegant wine balanced to perfection. With every vintage, Pendulum reflects the harmony of the unique terroir of Washington State’s Columbia Valley.
Columbia Valley is the umbrella AVA under which many of the state’s sub-AVAs fall. While it contains 99% of wine grapes grown in Washington State, 6,851 of its acres are unique to the Columbia Valley and don’t overlap another sub-AVA in the state. Located on latitudes between 46 and 48 degrees north, with climates that are perfect for ripening wine grapes, The Columbia Valley is reliably dry with none of the disease and rot that plague the Old World. With low rainfall (about nine inches annually), long and warm sunny days in the peak of summer, and a diurnal shift (day-to-night temperature differences of more than 40°F) that locks in acids for great flavor and balance, this largest and most diverse viticultural region in Washington state offers a full artist’s palette of varieties for our winemaking team.