This 2020 Red Blend from Dixie and Bass is pure Columbia Valley. The regions warm suns and magic soils produce wines that are fruit-forward, yet retain some of the structure of European wines.
BASS: This is an excellent bottle to keep in the pantry. But you might also think about a case in your wine cellar. DIXIE: Not everyone has a wine cellar, hon. BASS: A spare bedroom, then. DIXIE: Spare bedroom? BASS: Sure. No one ever uses our spare bedroom. The wallpaper is straight out of a 60’s horror film. DIXIE: I hand-picked that wallpaper myself! BASS: With your eyes closed? DIXIE: You are so in the doghouse.
Bright and effusive on the nose, with red cherry, cranberry, dried herb and baking spices. Equally complex on the palate, with round tannins framing a pleasing mid palate and a long, fruit driven finish
Grapes were delicatley hand picked, destemmed and fermented on the skins for ten days before being aged for 20 months in New American Oak.
Enjoy with salmon, glazed duck, or a roasted chicken.
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Composition: 61% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot
Aging: 20 months in 15% New American Oak
Fermentation: Stainless steel
Acidity: 6.6 g/l
Residual sugar: 0g
BASS: Red cherry, espresso, vanilla…this wine is sexy! DIXIE: A monkey wrench is sexy to you. BASS: C’mon, read it. Inviting? Complex? Round and soft? That’s like Sophia Loren in a bottle! DIXIE: Calm down, Cary Grant, before I stuff you in a pepper.