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CURRENT WINE CLUB RELEASE

FALL CLUB RELEASE 2022
We are elated to release the 2020 Minnick Hills Vineyard Proprietary Blend, from Anvil by Forgeron. This is our fourth release of this wine, and it has already gained a loyal following and massive critical acclaim. 
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2020 PROPRIETARY BLEND
 
The 2020 vintage started as most years do, with harvest expecting to arrive a bit earlier than the previous year. Around July we saw temperatures begin to cool and start to push the ripening process to later picking dates. We ended up harvesting just a few days apart on most varietals from the previous year. We did experience smoke through the season but with mitigation measures such as bucket ferments performed in the cellar we were able to avoid any smoke influence in the finished wine.

A medium-dark hue and a surprising amount of color gradation at the edges. The nose exhibits a fresh vitality, teetering between playful and handsome, but never reticent. Immediate impressions between nose and palate signify hints of anise, carob, and cinnamon evolving into nuances of melted caramel, cocoa powder, and, eventually, strawberry leaf.  Fine grain tannins show the amazing integration from bringing these five varietals together. Enjoy with a roast leg of lamb to keep your mouth watering with every taste.

"This vineyard is our main attraction for Bordeaux Varietals in Walla Walla Valley. We always know that we can count on the Minnick Vineyard for world-class Walla Walla Valley grapes."

Cody Janett, Winemaker

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