Cold soaked for 24-36 hours. Fermented on skin 10-12 days. Individual lots aged separately for 15 months before barrel selection for the blend just prior to bottling. 100% Large format and neutral barrels.
Tightly wound in its youth, our 2018 Métier eventually concedes, opening to reveal ripe raspberry and wild strawberry fruit aromas intermingled with fierce sauvage aromas of lavender, charcuterie and fennel pollen. The initial impression on the palate is incredibly deceiving, as light, soft vanilla and red fruit flavors surrender to an explosive mid-palate fully packed with red plum, anise, tapenade and cedar. Hedonistic and generous, this stunning effort builds beautifully.
A great partner with marbled cuts of grilled meat such as ribeye and lamb, grilled vegetables, wild game and beef stew.
Type: Wine - Still - Red
Producer: DeLille Cellars
Region: WA State, USA
Grape: Mourvèdre (50%) Grenache (28%) Syrah (20%) Cinsaut (2%)
AVA: Columbia Valley
Quady North is committed to the production of small lots using minimal handling at all stages of the process in order to show the distinct terroir of Southern Oregon. After moving with his family from California in late 2003, Herb Quady quickly became convinced that Southern Oregon was a region on the verge of exploding onto the wine scene. The climate, with warm days punctuated by afternoon winds and cool nights, reminded him of Southern France, and he was convinced that Rhone varieties would thrive.
Stone fruit flavors, including apricot and nectarines predominate, with notes of honey and citrus. The wine runs the edge of crispness and unctuousness, with a lip smacking quality. Consumers will find that over time, this wine will lose its fruit character, but gain in texture.
The lightness and natural fruit of Pistoleta make it a great choice to pair with slightly spicy foods. Try this as an accompaniment to Pad Thai or “Baja style” fish tacos. Soft and salty cheeses would also make a wonderful pairing.
Type: Wine - Still - White
Producer: Quady North
Grape: Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, and Grenache Blanc
AVA: Rogue Valley