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2019 Danger Close Carmenere

Tasting Notes

All our times have come, here but now they're gone…Seasons don't fear the reaper, Baby Danger Close Carménère is your Jam! Like the sweet smells of Gun Powder and Lead, Danger Close will fill your nose and water your eyes with its distinct aromatics of black pepper, blackberry, jalapeño, and vanilla. Your palate explodes, but lips sing “saying don't be afraid” as flavors of raspberry espresso and dark chocolate cherries, followed by the roasted green chile kiss your lips throughout the lengthy finish. This Carménère will have you craving Street tacos and salsa, during hot summer nights. Come on baby, don't fear the reaper…

Winemaker Notes

Danger Close Carmenere Uva Furem Pays homage to 4th Tank Battalion. Since tanks first crawled out of the mud and charged across the battlefield at Flers-Courcelette, armor has been a mainstay of modern warfare, representing power, resolve, and for those on the ground left to face such a machine, fear. From that day until this one, the United States military has been at the forefront of armored warfare, building a lethal reputation for excellence, creativity, and effectiveness. History books are full of glorious and harrowing accounts of tank combat, where small crews faced down deadly challenges in European forests, Korean mountains, and Iraqi deserts. A great many more heroic actions remain obscure, held only in the memories of those tank crewman who lived them; but the Marine Corps’ Company B, 4th Tank Battalion, is one unit whose service is well remembered both by the American people and by those who served alongside its tanks in the field of battle. Activated May 12, 1941, the company distinguished itself in combat, as the first American forces to capture Japanese mandated territory in the Pacific. This record of excellence and sacrifice continued to solidify in subsequent battles throughout the island-hopping campaign that included the Battle of Saipan & Iwo Jima. Throughout its history the unit continued its legacy, serving in the conflicts Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The Marines announced its divestment of tanks, the deactivation, Company B 4th Tank Battalion was deactivated on Aug 18th, 2020.

Pairings

Lengua Street tacos Song Pairing: '(Don’t Fear) The Reaper' by Blue Öyster Cult

Other Notes

What the HE-Double hockey sticks is Carménère??? Known as the “Lost Bordeaux” grape, Carménère once thrived in the Bordeaux region of France and is believed to be one of the ancient grapes. However, in the 1860s, Carménère, along with much of France’s vines, were infested by phylloxera. Already a difficult grape to grow, the Carménère vines were pulled up after the phylloxera epidemic and replaced with grapes that were higher yields and sales (i.e. Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot) During this same time, French vines thought to be Merlot were planted in Chile. The grapes thrived in the Chilean climate, but it wasn’t until the 1990s when scientists discovered it was the long-lost Carménère grape. Today, Carménère is storming its way back in the vineyards, and thriving in our eastern Washington vineyards, producing wines with red fruit flavors, along with an unmistakable pepper note. Carménère contains higher levels of aroma compounds called pyrazines, which give wines like Carménère, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon subtle flavors of bell pepper, green peppercorn, eucalyptus, and even cocoa powder.
Vintage 2019
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Red
Acid 0.44 g/100ml TA
PH 3.83
Aging neutral French
Barrel Aging 14 months American oak, 50% new
Ageability 5-10 years
Bottling Date March 31, 2020
Alcohol % 13
Size 750 ml
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$480.00 per Case