Browne Family Vineyards Tribute Rare Red Blend Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec
$322.74 / case(12)
Inspired by the greatness of one man: william bitner browne grandfather of proprietor andrew browne. Integrity and excellence are the standards upon which browne wines are created. Browne family is premium washington wine 15 years in the making be- fore its first vintage debuted crafted with the utmost quality and enjoyment in mind. Vintage note the 2014 washington state harvest proved to be spectacular with a record crop level and excellent quality. All factors needed for success came together perfectly: cool nights lots of warm weather in the growing season and rain limited mostly to the shoulder seasons. Harvest started the third week of august and wrapped in the second week of november. The crop across the state was heavy yet bountiful with quality. Out vineyard team enjoyed weather that enabled them to pick at will affording perfect flavor aci- dity and sugar levels. Winemaking the fruit for browne family was harvested at the peak of phenolic ripeness and tested on the vine for flavor and structure. Once harvested all grapes were handpicked into small 1/2 ton bins and immediately de- stemmed. The winery crusher” used to de-stem fruit was removed to maintain 70% whole berries during fermentation. This allowed for great extraction of color and increa- sed the maturity of tannins making the wine more approachable. After pressing occurred primary fermentation was competed in stainless steel. The new wine was then transferred to 59- gallon french oak casks: selected for their intense varietal characteris- tics and to balance the fruit tannins individually barrel aging each variety before selecting the final blend. The browne family 2014 tribute was barrel aged for 22 months. Tasting notes dark fruit flint and tanned leather aromatics. Fruit bomb with van cherry currant and all spice. Finishes with anise toasty oak and lingering dark fruit flavors. Acid is bright and balances this full bodied and round tannin wine. Cellaring crafted as a cellar worthy wine; enjoy now or cellar for up to ten years.” – browne family vineyards
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