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FILLIES AND MARES

A filly is a female horse that is too young to be called a mare. There are two specific definitions in use: In most cases, a filly is a female horse under four years old. In some nations, such as the United Kingdom and the United States, the world of horse racing sets the cutoff age for fillies as five.

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ALCOHOL

14.80%

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

100% Grenache

2015

FILLIES & MARES

GRENCHE

Great Northwest Wine: hint of cola behind the nose of plum and blueberry. Deliciously dark and sweet blue fruit plays with smooth tannins that emerge on the second pass. Cherry juice and raspberry compote set the stage for a slaty finish that brings in more of that cola.

Washington Wine Blog: this begins with wet stone, red cherry preserves and guava puree on the nose. The palate has a silky texture, as red fruits develop alongside a touch of blood orange. This is a really good effort from a hot vintage. Drink 2018-2026.

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ALCOHOL

13.50%

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

100% Grenache

2015

FILLIES & MARES

GRENACHE

Review of Washington Wines: Deep ruby-crimson colored, it possesses attractive aromas of wild fruits - raspberries, mountain blueberries, brambly currants and scents of red rose petals, mulberry, pipe tobacco, lavendar, sage, anise, a hint of mint, violets and oriental incense. The flavors, as well, are dramatic, with layers of red and black fruits that are infused with licorice root, bittersweet chocolate, black tea and Rocks, cobblestone and loam materials. On the back, the wine intensifies with sensations of grilled berries and nuts, creme de cassis, blueberry preserves, lanolin, and burnt charcoal, followed by a Rhone-like moderate alcohol (13.5%) and tannin finish. The range of flavors gives it a plus.

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ALCOHOL

14.80%

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

2016

DEAD HEAT

SYRAH

Great Northwest Wine says... Woodinville vintner Terry Wells draws some great positioning at the starting gate for this round yet full Syrah with bloodlines of Milbrandts’ Clifton Hill Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope and Olsen Brothers Vineyard in the Yakima Valley near Prosser. All four of the oak barrels were French, with one of them brand new, and the wood treatment shows balance, allowing for aromas of dark blue fruit, toast and white pepper. Inside, it’s plummy, cherry and chocolaty as blueberry skin tannins merely provide some context for a long ride to the finish. These wines are available for tasting on weekends in the Warehouse District, and they can be enjoyed with Tacos Carnitas at nearby Village Wines.

Washington Wine Blog says... deep and inky colored, this shows really nice clove, spicebox and black cherry compote aromatics. The palate is downright delicious, exuding deep black fruits with a touch of milk chocolate.

Cabernet Sauvignon 75%
Merlot 25%

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