2014 Aluel "Coat of Arms"
2018 Seattle Wine Awards Double Gold Medal Winner!
2018 Sip Northwest Awards Judges Pick Winner!
2018 Best of the Best from Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition!
The "Coat of Arms" is our flagship Bordeaux-style red blend that captures the essence of the very best that the vintage has to offer.
2014 was a second consecutive warm vintage for Washington, with many growers reporting that it was their warmest year on record. Under these warmer conditions, the Carménère and Cabernet Sauvignon from Rattlesnake Hills that went into our 2014 "Coat of Arms" thrived beautifully, which is reflected in this blend.
This Carménère-dominant blend exhibits dark stone fruits, black and green peppers, slate, cherries, and plums, with hints of crushed violets, spice, leather, and forest floor. On entry, the dark stone fruits are rich and tightly focused, but gradually transform into a smooth sensation of raspberries, roses, leather, dried fruit, and bittersweet chocolate. We are sure that you will find this great to enjoy now and to lay down for many years to come.
86% Carménère and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon