Latah Creek Mike's Reserve Red #3

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Latah Creek Mike's Reserve Red #3
Latah Creek Mike's Reserve Red #3

BACKGROUND
The term Reserve is not taken lightly by Father/daughter winemaking team, Mike and Natalie. Wines selected with this elite designation must exhibit outstanding varietal character and exceptional balance. These wines will age gracefully over the next decade, but don’t be afraid to enjoy them now. They started the Reserve Red program in 2008, with the first release in April 2010. The idea was to give Natalie an opportunity to learn an individual grape intimately, on a small-scale level.

VARIETAL BLEND
48% 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley
22% 2018 Tempranillo, Wahluke Slope
17% 2019 Petit Verdot, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley
13% 2018 Syrah, Columbia Valley

WINEMAKING
Every vintage of our Reserve Red is different in varietal makeup. Natalie’s aim is not to make the same blend each year, but to make the best blend each year, no matter the varieties or amounts. This is her favorite part of winemaking: blending. It’s an art form. For this wine, they started off with a blending party. It wasn’t their typical party because it was in the middle of Covid, but each person was given their own set of wines and allowed to create their own blends. After the event, Mike and Natalie sat down with all of the favorites of the night and re-created them. After a few tweaks, they found the one they liked best.

ANALYSIS
Alc.: 13.5%
Bottled: July 23, 2020 | 655 cases | Released: November 2020

WINEMAKERS
Mike Conway and Natalie Conway-Barnes

TASTING NOTES
These 4 wines blend together beautifully, creating lush, intensely fruity, full- bodied red. Ripe red grapes, purple flowers, and toasted oak on the nose. Dried plum, blackberry, and soft fine leather upon first sip, while espresso and dark chocolate linger.

FOOD PAIRING
Enjoy this wine with grilled meats, robust foods, or heavy pasta dishes, such as Ellena’s Tuscan Spaghetti alla Puttanesca recipe in her latest cookbook.

ACCOLADES
Silver, Dan Berger International Wine Competition 2020

 

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VarietalRed Blend
Varietal Composition50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Tempranillo, 19% Petit Verdot, 9% Syrah
AppellationColumbia Valley
DesignationReserve
Aging18 months in a combination of old and new French and American oak
Fermentationfull primary and secondary
Residual Sugar0.0%
Alcohol13.50%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date07/09/2020

Mike Conway and Natalie Conway-Barnes

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