Varietal Composition: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vineyard: Dionysus, Discovery, Oasis, Kiona, Olsen, Stillwater Creek, Red Willow, Klipsun, Gamache, Boushey and Sagemoor
The 2019 Holler reminds us a bit of the 2017: polished, supple and just plain delicious. A cabernet sauvignon blended with malbec, cab franc, merlot, and petit verdot for a gorgeous wine of lovely depth and power. It shows a dense blue-purple color as well as a showy bouquet of blackberries, pencil lead, cedar, stone, sweet oak and mineral. On the palate it leads with pretty, bright, blue and black fruits, mocha, herbs and fine chewy tannins. As always with this wine, a little decantation will help it open, but rest assured it will develop for many years.
Food Pairing: Steak and baked potato, old school like. Or roasted mushrooms and mashers.
Movie Pairing: To Kill a Mockingbird