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.
2014 Valery Winemaker's Tasting Note—This wine 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.
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: Wine Advocate: 92+,
Vinous/Tanzer - 93, Wine Enthusiast - 91
2013: Wine Advocate - 92, Vinous/Tanzer - 92+, Wine Enthusiast - 91
2014: Wine Advocate - (91-93)