2020 L’Oeuvre – a work of art
The L’Oeuvre (pronounced Love) is a traditional Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. The 2020 L’Oeuvre is a barrel-select wine, blended to represent our premium fruit from the Columbia Valley. The L’Oeuvre is a perfect example of a Meritage wine. Nasturtium, clove and vanilla aromas, followed by blueberry, rhubarb, strawberry jam, cinnamon, basil, baker’s chocolate. Coconut woodiness on the nose.
2018 Petite Sirah
The Petite Sirah presents as a dark, inky, garnet wine with plum and wild rose aromas followed by deep, exotic fruit flavors, prickly pear, boysenberry, baker’s cocoa, and robust tannins.
The 2018 Petite Sirah pairs well with red meats, complex stews, and dishes with fresh herbs and full spice. The Petite Sirah is an aging wine, sometimes reaching optimal character at 5 years from harvest date.
Cases Produced: 58 Alcohol: 14.1%
2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Sold Out – Opaque dark garnet color with elegant viscosity. Attractive, complex aromas of vanilla, sandalwood, and dark chocolate. Lush mid-palate and balanced tannins. Playful fruit notes, Marion berry, cherry preserves, Greek olives, vanilla, buttered toast, dark chocolate subtle white pepper.
Pie cherries, caramel, all-spice and pomegranate on the nose. Plump raspberry, black tea, rich chocolate cake with mid-tannin and bright acidity. Elegant, light-bodied, very enjoyable wine.
The 2020 Sangiovese pairs well with roasted vegetables in olive oil, hard salami, charcuterie, olives and hard cheeses such as Pecorino and Asiago.
Deadhead Red 2020 Petít Verdot
– Jim Bopp, Pend d’Oreille Winery’s Head Winemaker introduced his own private label in 2010, Cottage Island Wines. Deadhead Red is made from the Petit Verdot grape, grown at the Coyote Canyon Vineyard in Klickitat County, Washington.
Jim began making this wine as a tribute to his Grandfather, who began his business career with a $500 loan from a local Sandpoint banker and an idea to salvage “sinker” logs from the bottom of Lake Pend Oreille. Thus was born Deadhead Logging Co. which would later become Sand Creek Lumber Co. and Pack River Lumber Co.
Deep garnet in color, violet and lavender aromas, blueberry, dark plum, tobacco, sage, espresso, sandalwood flavors knit together this full bodied wine.