2009 Quail Series Red Blend

2009 Quail Series Red Blend

Background

Take a stroll through our vineyards in Columbia Valley in the heart of Washington and you're likely to come across a covey of quail that inspired our name. Since 1982, Covey Run's award winning wines have consistently over-delivered on wine quality and value.

Harvest & Winemaking

Weather during the 2009 growing season was unique for Washington. A cool spring delayed bud break. Cooler temperatures continued until just prior to bloom, but at the onset of bloom, temperatures were above normal.

This sudden change in weather resulted in small, concentrated berries and vines with smaller canopies, which allowed the ideal amount of partial sunlight onto ripening clusters. The summer heat continued until September with very little rainfall during the growing season. These optimal conditions accelerated fruit ripening and elevated berry sugar levels.

A hard frost came in early October. Canopies were lost, but fruit quality was not affected as the berries had already developed high sugars and ripe flavors. The unique 2009 growing season resulted in ripe, concentrated fruit.

Wine Description

The 2009 Red Wine is a very accessible, easy drinking wine, revealing flavors of blackberry, black cherry, vanilla and cinnamon with a soft mouth feel and a long finish.

Food Pairing Suggestions

This wine pairs beautifully with slow cooked meats like pot roast, or pulled pork sandwiches.

$10.00 Per Bottle

2009 Quail Series Red Blend Technical Data
Winemaker: Kate Michaud
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varietal: 89% Syrah, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Source: Art Denhoed, Phil Church
Bottling Date: October 2011
Alcohol: 13.5%
T.A.: 6 g/L
pH:  3.68
Residual Sugar: 0.3%
Cases Produced: 2,046

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