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1.5L "Limited" 2016 Valentina

1.5L "Limited" 2016 Valentina
1.5L "Limited" 2016 Valentina

Cinder has created a large-format bottle to showcase our beautiful 2016 Valentina. Only 90 bottles were made of this limited-edition format, which has been beautifully designed and wax-dipped for cellaring potential.

 

“The Valentina showcases a classic blend of grapes, each variety adding a layer of complexity to create something greater than the sum of its parts.  Cabernet Sauvignon (24%) gives it structure, Merlot (44%) a vibrant heart, and Malbec (32%) a touch of attitude...just like my daughter, Charli Valentina."

 

-Melanie Krause, Winemaker

 

 

Vineyard Notes

Emerald Slopes, Symms, Sawtooth and Dave Daniel

Tasting notes

This wine greets you with prominent aromas of fresh cranberry & plum with hints of black tea. Flavors continue the aromas and add cloves and anise. The texture is rich with prominent tannins followed by a long finish.

Production notes

Hand harvested. Fermented in 1 ton bins with 3 punch-downs per day.  Bladder pressed after an average 7 days of skin contact. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. 20 months of barrel aging in barrels of French, Hungarian and American origin, 18% new oak, 82% neautral oak. Bottled in June 2018. 

Other notes

Try this with a blue cheese burger with bacon, pot roast with roasted vegetables or be fancy and pair it with cornish game hen. This wine also will get along with a raspberry dark chocolate themed dessert.

When to drink: During the first few years, decant for an hour and then enjoy. This wine will continue to evolve beautifully over the next 5-25 years. 

Vintage2016
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec
AppellationSnake River Valley
Acid6.4 g/L
PH3.77
Alcohol14.60%
Volume1.5 liter

Daniels Vineyard, Sawtooth Vineyard

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