Last year while visiting a friend in Seattle, we went out to the vineyards and I joined the Fidelitas wine club. Fidelitas is faithful to Bordeaux style wines; loyal to modern craft winemaking techniques; and true to the Washington States Red Mountain terroir.
So this month I bring you a review of 2 wines.
Fidelitas – 2016 The Canyons Red Wines
Let me start by defining what red wine is when labeled on a bottle in this way. Any time you see a bottle of red wine that does not specifically list 1 of the 8 types of red wines, it is a blend of red wines. In no way does this mean this wine is of lesser quality.
This 2016 The Canyons has 63% cabernet sauvignon, 25% malbec, and 12% merlot. The aging process was done with 63% new French oak with 14.6 alcohol. There were 383 cases produced.
The first night I experienced this wine, I thought it was way too much for me. I felt that it needed more time to age so that it could balance out. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to finish it as it didn’t come across as being my type of red wine.
It turned out that the next 2 days with this wine changed my mind completely. Time and popping the cork on this wine really delivered a better ending. I can’t wait to share with this family and friends. I have 2 bottles remaining and now I wished I had ordered more of these.
Fidelitas Estate – Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is now completely sold out. In this case, it shows this wine was a favorite among a lot of people. There were 232 cases produced. The 2016 vintage gives us dark fruit tones, highlighted by vanilla and spice, set amongst fine-grained tannins. This drink can be enjoyed from now until 2030. I plan to hang on to one of those bottles for as long as I can as I only have 2.
It is 100% cabernet sauvignon with 14.4 alcohol. This was aged with 90% new French oak.
There you have it. A quick review of the latest 2 wines that I popped the cork on.
It has been requested that I give wine reviews monthly therefore, I will do just that.