As best friends go, a good dog is tough to beat — like Blue, mascot of Roaming Dog Wines and ocial squirrel chaser of our vineyard. Seems like just the other day that a couple of our field hands spied this scruy old hound traipsing among the vines, with his tail on high-wag and an expression that said, “I’m home.”
So, when we needed a name for our wine, Roaming Dog just seemed to fit. Crafted exclusively with grapes from Washington's panoramic Columbia Valley AVA, they’re easy going with just the right notes of fruit and oak and of course, as good of a companion as Blue.
Grapes were delicatley hand picked, destemmed and fermented
on the skins for ten days before being aged for 20 months in New
Rainier cherry and dried herbs on the nose with hints of blackberry, licorice and Fruit forward and pleasing on the nose, with loads of red cherry
and dried savory herb. Round and pleasant on the palate, with
soft tannins and bright acidity leading to a clean, fruit driven finish.
Pairs well with a beef tenderloin in a mushroom sauce
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Composition: 54% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec,
3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Aging: 20 months in 10% New American Oak
Fermentation: Stainless steel
Acidity: 5.2 g/l
Residual sugar: 0g