Intrinsic Red Wine blend
Intrinsic Red Wine Blend opens up with refined notes of raspberry, white tea leaves, a hint of fresh mint and lavender. The flavors are layered with milk chocolate, fig reduction, dark plum and licorice root.
The texture is angular, yet sophisticated, with chocolate ganache details in the finish.
Category: Dry Red Wine
Grapes: 52% Cabernet Franc, 44% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Merlot
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington State
Winery: Intrinsic Wine Company
Pairings: Beef sliders, citrus marinated pork sandwich, beef and pork meatballs in a chipotle sauce
Cabernet Franc Grape Variety
Grown mainly in France, Cabernet Franc is the love-child of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, and was created sometime in the 1600s. Flavors of raspberry, green olive, mulberry and herb.
Malbec Grape Variety
The vast majority of Malbec is grown in Argentina, but this red wine grape originated in Southwest France, where it was one of the six traditional main varieties to make up Bordeaux. After many of France’s Malbec vines were crippled by phylloxera, they were mostly killed off by the great frost of 1956, then replaced with the heartier, more desirable grape Merlot. The grape flourishes in the higher, drier climates of Argentina, and has since become an international star. Flavors of red plum, blueberry, cocoa powder, vanilla and tobacco.
Intrinsic Wine Company
Winemaking and street art, for both, the artist must work with an unpredictable canvas, blending instinct and experience to craft something vibrant, gutsy and fleeting. This winery is owned by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.
A cooler than normal end of the ripening season allowed the wines to have ripeness, yet maintain freshness and elegance.