Next Columbia Valley Red Blend

King Estate produces and bottles “Next” red blend, the newest addition to their portfolio in Eugene Oregon. The fruit however comes from farther north in the Columbia Valley. Diverse, well-draining soils that swept south with the Missoula floods at the end of the last ice age created idyllic conditions for viticulture. At a latitude similar to that of Bordeaux in France, the Columbia Valley lends itself to growing full bodied red varietals. Next Red Blend is 40% Syrah, 40% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 25% new French oak. This combination creates a seamless palate of blueberry, blackberry, and plum intertwined with cassis, cedar, and clove. Try alongside grilled lamb or a sampling of aged cheeses like Vann Kass aged Gouda. Cheers! -Jamie