Varietal: Malbec BlendVarietal Composition25% Malbec, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Syrah, 14% Petite Sirah, 8% Merlot,
5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vineyard: Olsen, Oasis, Dionysus, Gamache, Kiona, Sagemoor and Weinbau
Tasting notes: Expect to experience an avalanche of jammy blackberry and Rainier cherry and dark chocolate on the nose with a fine graphite core driving through the cedary floral finish. Supple, richly textured and yet elegant, Kindred features a lovely dance of Washington malbec as supported by cabernet sauvignon, syrah, and petit sirah, with a pinch of merlot, petit verdot and cabernet franc.
Food Pairing: Grilled ribeye, sweet onions, Anaheim peppers or shiitake blue cheese walnut ravioli.
Movie Pairing: Parenthood
Kindred was first produced in 2008, and is driven by malbec and framed with cabernet sauvignon and merlot. The new label, launched for the 2015 vintage, features an image of a 275 year-old oak tree in McMinnville, Tennessee, where Chris's Dad was born. It remains a lovely kindred wine to the first cabin Bordeaux wines.