THE C.R. SANDIDGE WINES

2018 Caris

Red Blend

Cab Franc 46%
Merlot 38%
Malbec 16%
The vineyard is situated on the Wahluke Slope some 40 miles north of the Tri-Cities and the Columbia River at an elevation between 930 – 1,250 feet about sea level. The site has good slope. The vineyard site possesses 1 to 3 feet of wind-blown sand/soil over caliche hard pan. There is some exposed calcareous basalt and petrified tree remnants. The soil profile located in the middle 50% of this 250-acre vineyard is the most uniform. This site is one of the earliest ripening in the State of Washington. Tedd, custom grows the fruit for a multitude of WA State winemakers to perfection. He is a pleasure to work with.

Stone Tree Vineyard exhibits full and luscious ripeness with this vintage and fermented hot at 80F+ allowing lots of great color extraction and phenolics. It’s ABV is high at 14.7% with a pH 3.58, sugar 2g/L, it will become more integrated and balanced as time allows to cellar 7-9 years.

  • 46% Can Franc
  • 38% Merlot
  • 16% Malbec

This is an amazingly complex yet youthful wine. Its appearance is a clear, medium intensity purple ruby with long willowy legs that fall from the lip of the glass. The dark red primary fruit characteristics of Malbec display Lapin cherry and blackberry. From the Merlot, dusty bramble of mountain roses meets sage and heady violets of the aromatic Cab Franc.   Pair this wine with Ray’s Tomato, Mushroom, Caramelized Onion Galette.

Wine Specs

Specification Value
Alcohol Percentage: 14.7%
pH: 3.58
Acidity: n/a
Residual Sugar: 2g/liter
Cases Produced: 268
AVA: Columbia Valley

Non-Member Pricing

Bottle Price: $45.00
Case Discount: 15%

Club Member Pricing

Bottle Price: $36.00
Case Discount: 30%