2012 Three Rivers Svelte Bordeaux, Columbia Valley
Each year we taste through every barrel in our cellar and rate them by color, aromatics, flavors, varietal and site accuracy, balance, intensity and complexity. The highest rated wines become candidates for Svelte, our flagship red blend. This 2012 Bordeaux blend is both smooth and full bodied. Swarming with notes of black fruit, floral, rich spices, toast and coffee.
Food Pairing Notes
The bold finish makes this wine a perfect pairing with braised short ribs.
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec
Aged 30 months in 100% new French Oak
The 2012 growing season began cool and wet and ended hot and dry. June was damp and mild, July was warm and stormy with a blast of hail and August was sunny, dry and hot. Harvest started September 13th and lasted till mid-October. Overall the conditions were great for grape growing, specifically, this powerful Bordeaux red blend.
Bacchus (Cabernet Sauvignon) Columbia Valley 40%; Klipsun (Cabernet Sauvignon) Red Mountain 25%; Champoux (Merlot) Horse Heaven Hills 10%;Weinbau (Cabernet Franc) Wahluke Slope 10%;Seven Hills (Petit Verdot) Walla Walla Valley 5%;
Only 120 cases produced