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2014 Killer Cluster Gravel

2014 Killer Cluster Gravel

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$75.00/Case
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Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2014
Varietal Composition:
60% Sauvignon Blanc
40% Semillon
Tasting Notes:

A beautiful fresh and elegant sipper. This is a wine for every day. On the nose it is pleasant and generous but not over blown with citrus fruit, peach pit, and some herbal tones. The palate is medium to light bodied with vibrant acidity leading to some perception of graphite like minerality blending with the citrus fruit notes. Drink now.

Vineyard Notes:

The fruit for the Edel all came from the Yakima Valley from Crawford Vineyard which is pretty close to the base of Snipes Mountain. A very dry vineyard with intense summer heat and sun cooling dramatically at night leads to rich and powerful wines that can still maintain a sense of elegance through its acidity. The Loess soils are also incredibly well drained combining with being in dessert like conditions the wines tend to have great density.

Production Notes:

The 2014 vintage in Washington State showed some very intense heat during the days while still cooling off at night. The fruit set was about average so there was sufficient fruit around the State which was good to allow a little prolonged ripening since it was so hot and dry. The wine are rich and powerful with generous fruit all held together with balanced acidity.

Winemaker Notes:

The Gravel is our expression of basic White Bordeaux style wines. The grapes were allowed to soak on the skins for 12 hours before pressing to extract some complexity and character. The wine was pressed to 1.2 bars and then cold fermented at a maximum of 54 degrees F. The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were blended immediately post fermentation. The wine spent a further 5 months in tank with lees stirring and was then filtered and bottled

Food Pairing:

This is a great pairing with a delicious mid-week grilled chicken salad with seasonal vegetables and a mild vinaigrette. It is also great with some cumin rubbed roasted pork with a side a caramelized Brussels Spouts.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
Wine Enthusiast Rating
Wine Enthusiast has given Tarara's 2012 Cabernet Franc a rating of 88 points (review here), making it one of the top three Wine Enthusiast-rated Cabernet Francs ever from Virginia! And one of those other top three was our 2010 Cabernet Franc (90 points WE), giving us two out of three of the highest rated Cabernet Francs from Virginia.  Along with our 90 point 2010 CasaNoVA and our 90 point 2010 Tranquility Red, these accolades speak to the quality of wine we produce and the exciting future of Tarara on the horizon.  Come visit us to try the wine, or have it delivered from our store!
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