Patterson Cellars Parallel Winos Video Tasting

This episode we visit John Patterson and Stephanie Cuffel and taste through some of their outstanding wines.

First we start off with their Due Anni a blend of two different years, ’07 and ’08.

  • Varietals:
    2007— 56% Merlot | Cabernet Franc
    2008 —44% Merlot | Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah
  • Cooperage:
    2007—45% New French Oak
  • 2008—40% New French Oak
  • Aged: 22 Months

Next we try their 06 Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Release: September 2009
  • Varietals: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 4% Syrah
  • Vineyards: Kiona Vineyard
  • Cooperage: New French Oak
  • Aged: 32 Months

And then finally we try their Late Harvest Roussanne.

This dessert wine was made from Roussanne that was left to hang until mid November, this extended hang time allowed the fruit to dehydrate and concentrate the sugars. The fruit was whole cluster pressed, after pressing, the sugar was 38.5 Brix, the fermentation was carried out for four months in once used French oak barrels using Sauterne yeast. The fermentation was stopped when it was determined there was a proper balance of sugar and alcohol.
11.5% alcohol, 9.2 g/L TA, 3.51 pH, Residual sugar 18%
With aromas of dried apricots, mango, and honeysuckle, followed by flavors of pear, nectarine, and honey, firm acidity with a long peach finish.
They are running out of this one so if you want it you better run on down to the Ware House District to get some!

  • Release: April 2010
  • Varietals: 100% Roussanne
  • Vineyards: Willard Farms | Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley
  • Cooperage: Barrel Fermented French Oak

Pattersoncellars.com

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Posted on June 11, 2010, in Local Wineries, Parallel Winos and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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