Valery is named for the patron saint of wine
in the St. Emilion region that inspired it.
We started with old vine Merlot from a stony
block in the heart of the Yakima Valley and
added complex, aromatic Cabernet Franc from
the Horse Heaven Hills. The result is a balanced,
complex wine with the elegance and ethereal
perfume that this blend of two of Washington’s
best varietals are known for.
2012 Valery—Black raspberry, cherry, violets
on the nose, the palate leads with slatey mineral
notes, bittersweet chocolate and dark red fruits.
Texture is silky and elegant, beautiful acid/fruit
balance with a long, rich finish.
Appellation: Colombia Valley
Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard: 80% Boushey Vineyard Merlot 1986 planting, 20% Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Franc
Aging: 60% new French oak, aged 20 months
Release: February 2015
2012 Wine Advocate: (92-94)
Also available in 750ml