Cascadia is inspired by the fresh, unoaked red blends of the Touraine region of the Loire Valley. Those wines are typically blends of Pinot noir and Gamay and sometimes Côt and C. franc. So this is 84% Pinot noir, 10% Syrah, 4% Grüner veltliner, and 2% Gamay. As always, the grapes are co-fermented (i.e. not fermented separately and blended later) at cool temperatures with 50% whole clusters, then aged 9 months in tank. No additions or subtractions here, other than 30 ppm SO2 before bottling.
The flavors are just as exciting: it's bright and fresh on the attack, showing blood orange, red berries, and those beautiful baking spices. And then there's the lean and silky texture, with fine tannin holding everything together.
12.8% alc • 5.3 g/L TA • 3.73 pH • 0 g/L RS (totally dry)