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.
2013 Valery—The nose on this wine is very perfumed, almost exotic with notes of fresh violets, red plum, winter mint, fresh herbs and crushed limestone qualities. The palate is poised and balanced, with red fruits and mocha powder encapsulated in limestone. The finish lingers delicately, with the Cabernet Franc asserting a light tobacco and herb note, giving depth. A compelling wine that will continue to unwind for 7-10 years in the cellar.
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Blend: 86% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard: 86% Boushey Vineyard Merlot 1986 planting, 14% Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Franc
Aging: 40% new French oak, aged 20 months
Release: February 2016
2012 Wine Advocate: (92-94)
Also available in 750ml