Appellation: Columbia Valley
Release Dates: November 4-7, 2010
In an outstanding Merlot year coupled with the addition of Red Willow Vineyard Merlot to the blend, our 2008 D2 does not disappoint and can be expected to stand out as a stellar example of the vintage. This wine has an extremely expressive nose of toasted black cherries, violets, lavender, thyme, all encapsulated in subtle mocha espresso from the oak. On the palate, rich dark fruits of blackberries and black cherries co-mingle with chocolate nuances. The 2008 D2 is extremely charming, rich and unusually complex -- a truly exceptional vintage for D2.
55% Merlot | 39% Cabernet Sauvignon | 4% Cabernet Franc | 2% Petit Verdot
13% Red Willow Merlot12% Boushey Vineyard Merlot10% Stillwater Creek Merlot10% Ciel du Cheval Merlot5% Klipsun Merlot4% Kiona Merlot1% Harrison Hill Merlot23% Grand Ciel Cabernet5% Ciel du Cheval Cabernet5% Klipsun Cabernet4% Red Willow Cabernet2% Harrison Hill Cabernet2% Ciel du Cheval Cabernet Franc2% Boushey Cabernet Franc2% Ciel du Cheval Petit Verdot Click here to upload a PDF version of these tasting notes