Luke Columbia Valley Red Blend

Wahluke Slope AVA, Washington

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Tasting Notes

LUKE Red Blend showcases the opulence and synergy that a Bordeaux red blend can be when a thread of syrah is layered in. Dark fruits flavors of blackberry and plum integrate with hints of Asian spices, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Tannins are silky smooth woven with good acidity and a long lingering finish.

Varietals: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot 17% Syrah Alc: 14.2% pH: 3.86 TA: 5.4g/L French & American Oak 4,480 cases produced

Vineyards: Weinbau, Wahluke Slope, King Fuji, Newhouse, Ravenscliff, Rosebud, Northridge, Clifton, Stone Tree, Clifton Hill

Together, we are a perfect union of blended character. Our shared language – a nod of the head, a gentle gesture. Our shared currency – enduring loyalty. Joyously inseparable; silent in our companionship, because everything we could ever imagine is already expressed between us.

Tasting Notes

LUKE Red Blend showcases the opulence and synergy that a Bordeaux red blend can be when a thread of syrah is layered in. Dark fruits flavors of blackberry and plum integrate with hints of Asian spices, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Tannins are silky smooth woven with good acidity and a long lingering finish.

Varietals: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot 20% Syrah Alc: 14.2% pH: 3.65 TA: 5.4g/L French & American Oak 2,800 cases produced

Vineyards: Weinbau, Wahluke Slope, King Fuji, Newhouse, Ravenscliff, Rosebud, Northridge, Clifton, Stone Tree, Clifton Hill

Together, we are a perfect union of blended character. Our shared language – a nod of the head, a gentle gesture. Our shared currency – enduring loyalty. Joyously inseparable; silent in our companionship, because everything we could ever imagine is already expressed between us.

Tasting Notes

LUKE Red Blend showcases the opulence and synergy that a Bordeaux red blend can be when a thread of syrah is layered in. Dark fruits flavors of blackberry and plum integrate with hints of Asian spices, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Tannins are silky smooth woven with good acidity and a long lingering finish.

Varietals: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Merlot 13% Syrah 3% Petit Verdot 2% Cabernet Franc 2% Malbec Alc: 14.2% pH: 3.76 TA: 5.3g/L French & American Oak 2,390 cases produced

Vineyards: Weinbau, Wahluke Slope, King Fuji, Newhouse, Ravenscliff, Rosebud, Northridge, Clifton, Stone Tree, Clifton Hill

  • 91

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, March 2022

    "Editor's Choice. This is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 17% Syrah aged in a mix of French and American oak (about 10% new). With fruit coming from across the Wahluke Slope, aromas of violet, green herb, coffee, rose, raspberry and black cherry are followed by plump flower and plum flavors that show a lot of layering. There's plenty of juicy structure behind it all."

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  • 89

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    Vinous, December 2020

    "Bright dark red. Complex if laid-back aromas of dark raspberry, mocha, espresso, spices, licorice, fresh herbs and menthol. At once supple, fine-grained and alive, with its raspberry and brown spice flavors conveying a restrained sweetness and carrying well through a ripely tannic, dusty finish. Nicely balanced from the outset, with the savory Syrah component quite apparent in the early going."

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  • 92

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    Wine Enthusiast, December 2020

    "Editors' Choice. This is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and equal parts Merlot and Syrah. Plum, raspberry, chocolate and cherry aromas lead to an explosion of blue- and red-fruit flavors on the palate. There is dazzling freshness, a spot-on sense of balance and plenty of acid and tannin structure."

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  • 90

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    Wine Spectator, December 2019

    "Appealingly focused, with easygoing complexity that shines a light on polished black cherry, green olive and spice flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2024. 2,390 cases made"

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  • 91

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    Wine Enthusiast, March 2020

    "Editor's Choice. This is a new offering from the winery. With this blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, the aromas intrigue, with notes of graphite, cherry, raspberry, flower and spice. The palate brings a sense of sophistication and intensity. Firm tannins back it up. It's a lot of wine for the money."

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TRADE & MEDIA ASSETS /////////////////

2019 Luke Columbia Valley “The Companion” Red Blend – Tasting Note

Luke Columbia Valley “The Companion” Red Blend – Bottle

Luke Columbia Valley “The Companion” Red Blend – Label

2018 Luke Columbia Valley “The Companion” Red Blend – Tasting Note

Luke 2018 “The Companion” Red Blend Wine Enthusiast 92pts Editors Choice Accolade – Shelftalker

Luke Columbia Valley v18 & v19 Wine Enthusiast Ratings 11-2020 – Sell Sheet

Luke 2017 Red Blend Wine Spectator 90pts Accolade – Shelftalker

Luke 2017 Red Blend Wine Enthusiast 91pts Accolade – Shelftalker

Luke Columbia Valley Wine Spectator – Adventures in Values – 1-31-20 – Sell Sheet

Luke Columbia Valley Red Wine Beauty Shot

Luke Columbia Valley Family Beauty Shot

Luke Columbia Valley Austin Food.Wine.and.Swine Best Wine – 11-24-19 – Sell Sheet

Luke Columbia Valley Merlot Wine Spectator 90pts Dec-19 – Sell Sheet

Luke Columbia Valley Red Blend Wine Spectator 90pts 10-07-19 – Sell Sheet

Luke Columbia Valley Wine Spectator Trio of Scores – 11-23-19 – Sell Sheet

Luke Columbia Valley Wine Enthusiast – 12-04-19 – Sell Sheet

Luke Columbia Valley Wine Spectator 8-31-19- Sell Sheet

2017 Luke Columbia Valley Red Blend – Tasting Note

Luke Columbia Valley Red Blend – Label

Luke Columbia Valley Red Blend – Bottle