Cadaretta Windthrow is our showcase for red Rhone varietals: Syrah, Mourvedre, Counoise, and Grenache. The wine expresses the personalities of each of the grapes in a harmonious blend with plenty of flavor and texture. Syrah comprises 36% of the finished wine, contributing a deep and juicy structure, with earthy blackberry and roasted game flavaors. The Mourvedre adds black pepper aromas, raspberry fruit, and racy acidity and lifts the mouthfeel. The Grenache lends juicy texture and weight to the blend, with distinct wild strawberry flavors. Lastly, Counoise from the Wahluke Slope adds exuberant fruity notes to the nose, as well as a delicate feel. The final blend is 36% Syrah, 29% Mourvedre, 18% Counoise, and 17% Grenache.

The finished wine initially shows effusive fruit, giving way to savory and peppery undertones. Red fruits and florals linger over a background of dark earth and olive notes. Flavors are intense, but delicate in texture, showing supple weight with tremendous concentration. The wine develops dramatically in the glass over time.

Wine color: Red

Tasting Notes (pdf)
Bottle Shot (jpg)
Front Label Image (jpg)
Waitstaff Pocket Card (pdf)
Shelf Talker (pdf)

Acclaim for 2008 Cadaretta Windthrow