2020 Wild Thyme Red Blend

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2020 Wild Thyme Red Blend
2020 Wild Thyme Red Blend
The purpose of a Bordeaux blend is to create a wine better than the sum of its part and exclusively from a single vineyard. The 2020 Wild Thyme accomplishes both goals and is Merlot blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.  Do you like to have a Wild Thyme?
Tasting notes

"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and the eglantine."  - William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Wild Thyme has a dark red hue with aromas of blackberries, spiced black plums, cedar, dust, mineral, violet, and old rose. It has flavors of blackberry, currant, sweet tobacco, and herbs de provence. Mouthfeel is broadly textured and rich with a lengthy finish. Delicious!
Production notes

It has been a goal of ours to make a single vineyard Wild Thyme Blend and in 2018 the stars aligned and we finally have the Wallula Vineyard Wild Thyme. The clone 15 Merlot is from block 24.  The Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of clone 33 and clone 412.  The Cabernet Franc is clone 214 and the Petit Verdot is clone 2.  All the grapes were hand picked, destemmed, and fermented with yeasts specifically selected for each variety.  The wines were aged separately for 8 months, blended, and returned to barrel for 14 months.  The Wild Thyme was aged in 100% French Oak 300-liter barrels (17% new) and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Other notes

INGREDIENTS: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc grapes, yeast, tartaric acid, 35mg/l of Free SO2 at bottling.

Varietalbordeaux blend
Varietal Composition51 % Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
AppellationHorse Heaven Hills
Acid5.6 g/L
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date07/26/2022
Cases Produced286

Wallula Vineyard

Brett Isenhower

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