Alexandria Nicole Cellars
2011 Quarry Butte Red Blend
Red Blend •Destiny Ridge Vineyards
Washington: Columbia Valley
Looking for the star of your next dinner party? We highly recommend today’s Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2011 Quarry Butte Red Blend, which is a near perfect companion to a wide variety of dishes.
Loaded with boysenberry, fresh cedar wood, and touches of sweet terroir, today’s wine has one very important thing in its favor: it’s incredibly delicious. Our tasting panel had nothing but smiles on their faces after tasting this hearty blend, which is one of the highest recommendations we can give to a wine.
Please enjoy today’s Double Gold Medal winner - we certainly did! Cheers!
Deep, foreboding crimson throughout the center of the glass, with a touch of lighter ruby around the fringe.
Heady and aromatic, with black cherry, blackberry, and red currant quickly trailed by saddle leather, mushroomy earth, vanilla bean, black peppercorn, and a touch of rosemary.
Lush and well balanced on the palate, with black cherry, sweet plum, and boysenberry mingling with fresh cedar wood, toasted dark spice, sweet tobacco leaf, mocha, freshly cracked black peppercorn, rosemary, and a hint of sage.
The finish is long and lengthy, with bold flavors, grippy tannin, and lovely structure. Black cherry notes slowly fade into lingering hints of black peppercorn.
Slowly braised Osso Buco, with the sauce drizzled overtop.
What the Winery Says
Destiny Ridge Vineyard, our Estate Vineyard, was historically called Quarry Butte and was slated to become a rock quarry before we planted this unique vineyard site. Today, we are honored for the natural beauty and terroir afforded to us by our amazing Estate Vineyard and we are pleased to share with you, Quarry Butte, an elegantly expressive six varietal blend that packs a punch for the value, capturing that unique terroir, of Destiny Ridge Vineyard. It’s loaded with aromatics of black cherry, vanilla, peppercorn, dried herbs and leather. The palate is ripe with blackberry, cherry, rich supple tannins, hints of cedar and elegant oak-spice that lead to a balanced structure and lengthy finish.
- Jarrod Boyle
- Double Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle
- Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
- Destiny Ridge Vineyards
- Fruit Variety
- 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 8% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
- 20 months in French and American oak
About the Winery
Alexandria Nicole Cellars is dedicated to producing small lots of hand-crafted wine from our own Destiny Ridge Estate Vineyard. Our 267 acre estate vineyard is located high above the bluffs on the Columbia River, near the town of Paterson, Washington where our grapes thrive in the soils and climatic conditions of the Horse Heaven Hills.
In addition to our winery we also feature exclusive wine club rooms, and banquet facilities in our tasting rooms located in Prosser and Woodinville, Washington.