Varietal Composition: 84% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vineyard: Weinbau 50%, Olsen 34%, Kiona 11%, Klipsun 5%
Blackberries, wild cherries, plums, violets and vanilla head up the attack (love that notion), leading to sultry black fruit flavors of plum, bing cherry, blackberry and on to baking spices, a kiss of sweet oak and mint. Finely textured tannins and mouthwatering acidity propel the Outlaw along its loooong and beautifully balanced finish. Enjoy for a generation or more.
Food Pairing: Lamb burgers with boursin or eggplant and porcini Shepherd’s pie.
Movie Pairing: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
One of the Three Original Wines, Outlaw was a single barrel of merlot from Hedges Vineyard in 2004. The wine was made to honor Kelly's Dad who suggested that we start a family business when we found out we were going to be parents. Outlaw is not necessarily produced in every vintage, having been released from 2004-2007, 2009, and 2014-2015. Because merlot is so damn delicious, we think the producers of the movie Sideways are on their way to hell.