Style: Dry, Fruity, Full Bodied
Vendor: Nine North Wine Co
Ten Mile Red Blend Washington ’16
Field blends have been a part of our American winemaking tradition since the 1800s when European immigrants with their viticultural customs came to the west coast in search of a better life. In trying to determine which of the viticultural varieties from home worked best in their new surroundings, they planted several varieties together to see which did best. Until phylloxera hit near the end of the century and vineyard planting became far more regimented, field blends were widely popular and commonplace.
Our Ten Mile Red Blend 2016 is an homage to those early days and the style of the wines produced: fruit forward and broadly appealing. Négociants Chris and Elijah have blended this wine to be aromatically rich and delicious with food, from summer barbeques to winter’s slow cooked meats.
There’s lots of ripe, red fruit—cherries and plums—that are underscored by a backdrop of dark chocolate and vanilla: rich and fresh flavors that typically come attached to a heftier price tag. The combination of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah showcase Washington’s very best contribution to the world of wine.
About the Winery
Nine North Wine Company is family owned and operated by Elijah Pfister and Chris Nickolopoulos. As négociants, they search for the very best lots of wine/fruit for every bottling.