Released December 2008
654 cases bottled
R3, Catherine Deneuve-that's all you need to know. Beyond that however there is the dark, elusive side of the '05 vintage; the aroma of black cherries and clove with hints of roses. Richness and concentration are balanced with soft, supple tannins and acidity. The flavors of cassis, dark chocolate and ripe blackberry are generous but still subtle. This is a graceful wine from its plush, mouth-filling start to its deliciously lingering finish.
WINE MAKER'S NOTES
45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
RATINGS & AWARDS
Rated: Silver Medal Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
WINE ADVOCATE 90 Points
ORIGIN OF GRAPE
R3 is blended from selected lots from Klipsun, Sheridan, Champoux, Ciel de Cheval, Dineen and Meek vineyards all from the Columbia Valley AVA.