THE C.R. SANDIDGE WINES

2017 Caris

Red Blend

Cabernet Franc 50%
Malbec 25%
Merlot 25%

The 2017 vintage growing season rates a solid 8.5 edging towards a 9.0 on a scale of 0 to 10. Grape growers were dealt an excellent growing season and…. there was no incidence of the dreaded “smoke taint” in the Lake Chelan AVA vineyards.

All of the fruit was harvested from the Amos Rome vineyard which is located in the Lake Chelan AVA.
  • Harvest:  Hand-picked and sorted.

    Fermentation:  Destemmed and crushed without stems into 1 ½ ton stainless steel fermentation bins. Inoculated with Pasteur Red yeast within one hour of crushing.  Two punch downs of cap per 24 hours.  Fermented on the skins for nine days whereby the wine was drained from the fermentation bin and the cap pressed – off.  Wine allowed to ferment to less than 2g/liter residual sugar.

    Fifty percent new French oak barrels utilized with the balance being neutral barrels.  Seventeen months of barrel aging.

    Malo-lactic Fermentation:  Native bacteria utilized.

    Filtration Level:  Very tight at bottling.

A lovely purple – red color greets your sense of sight when pouring the wine into your glass. Aromas and flavors are ripe black and red bramble fruits with a hint of toasty oak.

Wine Specs

Specification Value
Alcohol Percentage: 14.3%
pH: 3.65
Acidity: 5.6 grams per liter
Residual Sugar: 1g/liter
Cases Produced: 188
AVA: Lake Chelan

Non-Member Pricing

Bottle Price: $45.00
Case Discount: 15%

Club Member Pricing

Bottle Price: $36.00
Case Discount: 30%