100% Wallula Vineyard: Considered by some to be the best vineyard site in Washington State, Wallula Vineyard is a picturesque growing location nestled high above the mighty Columbia River south of Kennewick. The vineyard is planted on south-facing slopes which vary from 2% up to 30% grade and its perimeter totals 9 miles of varied terrain. Of this perimeter, the shore of the Columbia River provides nearly 3.5 miles of waterfront. From the river's edge at 320 feet above sea level, the property climbs a distance of nearly 3.5 miles to its peak elevation of 1367 feet. The lower elevations of the property provide ideal growing conditions for ultra-premium reds while conditions at the upper elevations allow for high quality whites to be grown. The river is of utmost importance as the water acts as a massive insulator where during the day heat accumulates quickly and at night it provides a cooling effect once the sun goes down.
Intensity of color pigmentation adds to the overall experience of this deep, concentrated wine. Swirl the glass and notice the different hints of deep purple, black, and red color. It screams "Oh La Vache!". Then, as the flavors pour out of the glass and tickle your nose with aromas of blackberries, licorice, and delicate oak spice, your mind tells you "No spitting on this one!". The mouthfeel is next, but certainly not least! It provides a sensation of weight, yet with the subtleties of a Dutchman and the liveliness of a Den Hoed. From the beginning, this wine shows good integrity and balance between the tannin structure, acidity and alcohol. Flavors of dark cherries combined with hints of earthiness lead the finish into a long and vibrant journey that calls for one more swallow. And one more... until the bottle's gone. A wine to share at your own risk!
Den Hoed brothers, Bill and Andy, team up with another Washington wine pioneer Allen Shoup to create a blend of classic red grape varietals and a single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon from their jointly owned Wallula Vineyard. Their father, Andreas Den Hoed, migrated from Holland and labored to save enough money to bring his fiancee, Marie to join him. As one of the first families to see the future in Washington wine grapes, they parlayed their holdings into what is thought by many to be the best vineyard site in Washington state. The site terraces down 1300 feet of slope on the Southeastern most corner of the Columbia River, where the river becomes the border between Washington and Oregon.
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