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2018 Éclater


Destiny Ridge Vineyard
Columbia Valley

The grapes – and the winemaker driving the truck – almost didn’t make it back to the winery because of the éclater! All ended well and there is another story to be told. This wine is a traditional blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot grown at Destiny Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. Traditional winemaking methods and extended barrel aging create a wine with dark fruit flavors and layers of complexity.

Wine Facts


  • AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
  • Very windy location on East end of Columbia River Gorge
  • Elevation: 246-570 ft.
  • Planted in 1998


  • 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot
  • 6-8 day average cold soak
  • Aged in oak barrels
  • 7% new American, 14% new French

pH: 3.96
TA: 5.3 g/L
Alcohol: 14.8%