Raptor is a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. The grapes were picked at The Benches Vineyard (formerly Wallula Vineyard) in Horse Heaven Hills AVA and Arianses Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope AVA.
At our winery we fermented the varietals separately in small lots and transferred the wines to age in French oak barrels in our underground cellar. We select our best barrels of wine and blend the varietals to achieve a smooth and balanced Bordeaux-style blend wine.
Raptor is a rich, velvety wine with flavors of raspberry, red cherry, toffee, slate, and anise. Perfect to savor before a fireplace, for toasting, or for pairing with gourmet cheese. Raptor is a fine accompaniment to Caesar salad, roasted meats, and pasta meals.