2017 Walsh Family Wine En Passant
The En Passant bottling is meant to honor the meticulous winegrowing and winemaking of Mark and Vicki Fedor, the founders of North Gate Vineyard. When Walsh Family Wine took over the North Gate property, it also included wines in tank and barrel. Rather than bottle these wines and claim that we created them, our team chose to create this “in passing” bottling, to highlight the most premium barrels of two vintages of winemaking by Mark and Vicki Fedor. This wine was created by blending what we felt were the most premium barrels from the 2017 red vintage at North Gate. This is the second of two En Passant bottlings, after which we will retire the name.
62% Russ Mountain Merlot, 20% Weatherlea Cab Franc, 13% North Gate Petit Verdot, 2% Bethany Ridge Cab Sauv, 2% Bethany Ridge Tannat