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2013 Fidelitas Optu Red

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December 11, 2022 - $26



93The Wine Advocate, plum, chocolaty and lavender scented...more fruit and texture... Showing more classic Red Mountain graphite and minerality...full-scale, pedal to the metal effort has a big mid-palate, no hard edges...

92Wine Spectator

Broad, bright and refreshing, showing pure plum, blackberry and currant aromas and flavors, riding into a long and expressive finish. The peppery tannins are nicely integrated...

91Wine Enthusiast

...starts out brooding, with aromas of coffee, spice, vanilla, plum, dark fruit and high-toned herbs. The cherry and barrel spice flavors coat the palate, backed by firm tannins...


United States, Oregon, 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.