Pamplin Family Winery “JRG” 2016, Columbia Valley, WA
This rich but polished Left Bank Bordeaux-style red from Washington’s Columbia Valley has notes of raspberry, black cherry, melted butter, graphite, subtle smoke and herb, followed by soft yet firm tannins.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Columbia Valley
SUBREGIONS: 43% Horse Heaven Hills, 37% Red Mountain, 20% Walla Walla
VINEYARDS: 37% Klipsun, 34% Discovery, 20% Seven Hills, 9% Canoe Ridge
GRAPES: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
VINIFICATION: 20 months in new (32%), single use (21%) and neutral (47%) French oak barrels
COLOR: Deep Ruby
BODY: Full (9-10)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Raspberry, black cherry, melted butter, graphite, flower
FLAVOR: Vibrant currant and black cherry, smoky herb & spice, medium-grained tannins
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
This wine can be enjoyed with or without food, pairings may include red meats like heavy steaks and lamb, and complementary fattier, saltier, and spicier elements.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: “Pamplin Family Winery was founded to pursue a singular goal – to craft the finest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines with grapes sourced from the top vineyards in the Columbia Valley Appellations of Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain, Rattlesnake Hills and Walla Walla Valley. The vision for this winery is a collaborative effort between Bob Pamplin and his son-in-law Art North, who both share a passion for great wine. We are a family-owned and operated winery, dedicated to handcrafting superior quality wines through uncompromising attention to detail in the vineyards and winery. We are devoted in our focus to present only the finest wines for you to enjoy with your family and friends. We are, first and foremost, wine enthusiasts. As a result, we approach winemaking from a consumer perspective – handcrafting wines for true wine fans, not from a business-directed approach with specified annual production goals. We strive to provide wines that are profound expressions of the vintage without constraint. We assemble the best for each vintage regardless of vineyard, variety or case quantity goals. The end result of applying such high standards is extremely limited production, ultra premium wines.”*
ABOUT THE LABEL: JRG is a tribute to Robert Pamplin Jr.’s three grandsons, Justin, Robert, and Grant.