2010 Bend Sinister Port

Columbia Valley AVA

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Tasting notes


2010 “Bend Sinister” Late Harvest Merlot

Columbia Valley AVA


100% Merlot, 8.3% residual sugar, 18.2% alcohol, port, sourced exclusively from Lodmell Vineyards.  2010 “Bend Sinister” Late Harvest Merlot from Lodmell Cellars reveals generous notes of black cherry, very ripe plum, Crème de Cassis liquer and a hint of pomegranite.   A discreetly pronounced note of rich caramel, licorice and a hint of clover honey can also be detected in the wine’s bouquet. Imbued by velvety soft tannins, owing in long measure to barrel maturation of 2 years in French Oak. This Ruby Port truly is a unique wine for Walla Walla County.  Harvested at 33 Brix of sugar.


Suggested Pairings

Blue cheese, Stilton cheese, dark chocolate , figs, almond, walnuts and berry-based desserts.

Production notes


Winemaking Notes

The Lodmell Vineyard estate-grown Merlot grapes are hand harvested in late fall, after they've reached their desired sugar level.  The grapes are fermented for a very short time before a fortified grape alcohol is added. The wine is transferred to French oak barrels and aged 24 months.  

Winemaker:            Andrew Lodmell

Varietal:            100% Merlot

Appellation:            Columbia Valley AVA

Vineyard:            Lodmell Vineyards (walla walla Co.)

Soil:                        Ritzville Loam

Release Date:            December 1, 2016

Retail Price:            $30/bottle

Production:         50 cases

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