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2017 Sleight of Hand The Archimage Reserve

ITEM 7985522 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$30
Item Sold Amount Date
I7989979 1 $36 Oct 31, 2021
I7973818 3 $31 Oct 10, 2021
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RATINGS

95Jeb Dunnuck

...offers smoking notes of blackberries, cassis, tobacco leaf, graphite, and cedar pencils as well as a touch of foresty, floral notes. Seamless, medium to full-bodied, and brilliantly textured...

90+ Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of dark berries, black plum, musky mocha and gravelly minerality... Licorice and herb notes complicate flavors of blueberry and plum. Finishes with a firm spine of fine-grained tannins and good energy and rising length.

REGION

United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.