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2014 Brian Carter Cellars Trentenaire

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June 23, 2024 - $17



90Jeb Dunnuck

...juicy, black-fruited style that carries loads of tobacco, cedar, and damp underbrush notes, medium to full-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and good acidity.


Brian Carter Cellars

Brian Carter Cellars is in Sunnyside, Washington. It was founded in 2004 by winemaker Brian Carter. Carter has extensive winemaking experience in the Pacific Northwest, and was a winemaker at Paul Thomas Winery. Carter also co-founded Apex Winery. Seattle-area entrepreneur Michael Stevens is managing partner of Brian Carter Cellars. The estate makes a portfolio of wine from grapes sourced in Eastern Washington. Carters’ wines are inspired by European blends. The estate produces a Super Tuscan, a Rhone-style red, Bordeaux style wines based on Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Viognier and a Port.


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.