Origin: United States
- Columbia Valley
After 16 years as winemaker for Australia's iconic Penfolds Grange, John Duval came to the Columbia Valley in 2003 as the "sequel" to his life's work with Syrah.
Tasting Notes: An intensely colored and flavored wine, with a range of aromatic spices including nutmeg and cardamom. Rich in texture, the 2014 Sequel is packed with vibrant blackberry and cherry flavors that combine with delicious hints of roasted meats and black olive tapenade. A rich, seamless beauty with a vibrant, lively finish.
Vintage: The 2014 growing season got underway early with a warm, dry spring that set the stage for another hot vintage. Consistently warm temperatures throughout the summer resulted in an early start to harvest as well, but the Columbia Valley’s trademark balmy fall days and cool autumn nights allowed the grapes to reach full physiological maturity while preserving the fruits’ natural acidity to yield high quality grapes across the board. In short, a picture-perfect growing season that produced remarkably rich, flavorful wines.
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