2008 1:1 (Sold Out) (141 Cases Produced)

2008 1:1 (Sold Out)

Philosophy

 

While the goal of the Tenor wines is to make world-class single varietals, the goal of the 1:1 is to produce a world-class Bordeaux style blend from the best Washington vineyards. Traditionally, the 1:1 will be a blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. While each growing season is different and will therefore produce different single varietals for the Tenor label, each year in Washington is exceptional in some regard. We can therefore commit to our mailing list that the only wine we promise to make every year is the 1:1. Our goal with this wine is to produce the most complete wine possible; a wine that would be company with the great blends across the world. As 1st release of the 1:1 has shown, we are on our way. 

Tasting Notes

Opaque purple at its core, deep garnet at the rim. A rich, saturated nose of currants, plum jam and Asian spices, intertwined with coffee and molasses. After swirling, notes of wild berries and dark brooding spices appear, laced with hints of vanilla bean and clove. The palate is dense and structured, needing a bit of air to fully expose the broad-shouldered mid-palate. Sufficient tannins to cellar for at least two decades, but the highly refined nature of these tannins indicates this wine should decant nicely over the next few years of aging.

Drinkability

Allow the bottle to warm to slightly below room temperature before opening. Pour the wine into a decanter and swirl mildly every 15 minutes over a period of 45 minutes to an hour.

Your glassware should be tall and broad, preferably Cabernet in style. The ideal glass is the Riedel Vinum XL Cabernet. 7/1/2011-12/1/2011

This wine will be tasted, and the drinkability will be updated every six months.