2013 Eliana's Blend

2013 Eliana's Blend
2013 Eliana's Blend

Eliana's Blend is an assemblage of two of our best barrels from the 2013 vintage.  The blend is comprised of 50% clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Old Vines at Upland Vineyard (planted in 1973) and 50% clone 2 Petit Verdot from Dionysus Vineyard.  The artwork was created by our youngest daughter Eliana when she was 7 years old.  Only 47 cases were produced.

50% Cabernet Sauvignon - 50% Dionysus Petit Verdot

Artwork by Eliana Isenhower, age 7.

Tasting notes

Petit Verdot notes are in the forefront with dark fruit and pencil lead.  Cabernet Sauvignon quickly follows with dark raspberry and subtle eucalyptus notes.  There is a saturation and concentration dialog between the bright Cabernet Sauvignon and rich Petit Verdot.

A full, rich and balanced attack has beautiful fruit from both varietals completely integrated.  Eliana's Blend has a weighty, viscous sensation and good acid all wrapped up together from the start.  Mouthfeel tannins join midway through to carry things, along with a subtle brininess and black tea.  A layer of spice emerges midway through contributing to complexity and length.  Artwork by Eliana Isenhower, age 7.

Production notes

Upland Vineyard is one of Washington's oldest Cabernet Sauvignon sites (planted in 1973).  Dionysus Vineyard is a unique site for Petit Verdot. Traditionally Petit Verdot is a slow to ripen, highly acidic wine that is used for blending into Bordeaux Blends.  DIonysus' terrior of a steep Southwest facing slope along the Columbia River allows the vineyard to ripen faster and produce wine with greater richness and intensity.

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Varietal Composition50% Petit Verdot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Acid5.1 g/L
Residual Sugar<0.2g/liter
Volume750 ml

50% Dionysus VIneyard clone 2 Petit Verdot

50% Upland Vineyard clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon

Brett Isenhower

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