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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94 points -"It sports a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a rounded, sexy style in its black cherry, plum, chocolate and earth-driven aromas and flavors. Expansive, full-bodied and downright sumptuous, drink this pleasure-bent beauty over the coming decade or more. Drink date: 2017-2029."
- Jeb Dunnuck
2014 Valery Winemaker's Tasting Note - "Leads with aromas of black raspberry, huckleberry, tobacco, crushed rock, and a hint of cherry liqueur. The palate is plush and silky, with elegant notes of red fruits, milk chocolate, freshly turned earth, and spearmint, leading to a clean,
mineral-laden finish." - Chris Peterson
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Blend: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc
Vineyards: 60% Boushey Vineyard Merlot, 1986 planting & 40% Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Franc, 1997 planting
Aging: 30% new French oak, aged 20 months
Release: February 2017
2012: Advocate: 92+, Tanzer - 93, Enthusiast - 91
2013: Advocate - 92, Tanzer - 92+, Enthusiast - 91
2014: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 94