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Varietal

44% Mourvèdre
36% Grenache
20% Syrah

Appellation

Columbia Valley AVA

Aging

Drink Now or Age 3 to 7 Years

Vineyard

Boushey
StoneTree
Ciel du Cheval

2020 Le Dessein

In its youth, 2020 Le Dessein (formerly Métier) is showing dark, brambly fruits that are offered up by Mourvèdre (44%) and Syrah (20%), with Grenache (36%) adding Bing Cherry and strawberry leaf. There is a serious meaty, bacon fat component to this wine that is accentuated by notes of black pepper, violets and cranberry. The silky structure is lifted by wonderful acidity, bringing a sense of freshness to the palate. This wine always drinks well on release and can be cellared for 12+ years.

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Pairing Suggestion

Spanish Paella — Roasted, spice-driven vegetable dishes like Spanish Paella, Morrocan Chicken or Smoked Cauliflower Steaks are fantastic pairing options. We recommend avoiding seafoods, however Tuna and even Salmon with rich sauces can pair nicely.

Behind the Wine

2020 Le Dessein

Nowhere is crafting a wine of intention more evident than in Le Dessein (the purpose), a wine mirrored after traditional Southern Rhone-style blends. This wine combines old world characteristics with the focus and ripe terroir of the Columbia Valley. In the true spirit of its namesake, the goal in crafting Le Dessein is for the expression of each varietal to be elevated within the blend. First vintage 2005, (formerly known as MĂ©tier).

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Vineyards

Boushey Vineyard

Vineyards

Winemaking

Cold soaked for 24-36 hours. Fermented on skin 10-12 days. Individual lots aged separately for 15 months before barrel selected for the blend just prior to bottling. 100% Large format and neutral barrels.