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Scorched Earth

This 10 acre vineyard is located on the banks of the Columbia River where the Gorge transitions to desert. A Basalt cliff rises from the river, there are dunes on the other side of the cliff and the vineyard is planted in black sand and basalt cobbles beyond the dunes. The site is complex and influenced by torrid heat from the desert, unimpeded flow of alpine air from the slopes of Mt. Adams and powerful, ocean inflected winds that are accelerated by the steep walls of the Gorge. The change in vegetation is also dramatic and the wild desert plants that grow under the canopy lend the wines compelling botanical perfumes.   

Instead the wine is cloud like in texture, almost weightless, a vehicle for delivering aromas in the most pleasing way.

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SKU: HU17SBCVRS
 

This is the third vintage of this blend of adjacent parcels of Syrah and Grenache. The two parcels are fermented separately, whole cluster, with extended macerations before aging together in older, thick staved barrels of various sizes. There was no racking and the wine aged on the lees before being bottled by gravity after over two years in wood.   

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$65.00
 
SKU: HU17TZMRWLUN

This is one of the last parcels to be picked and showcases the varieties compelling dual nature.

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The plantation is based on planting of grapes in central Italy in the 2nd century AD and is a mixed field with many clones of Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Montepulciano, cilliegiolo, aleatico, trebbiano, cannaiolo nero and others.

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$75.00
 
SKU: TZ18AOS750ml