2013 Cadaretta Windthrow

2013 Cadaretta Windthrow

A red blend of Rhone varietals, a winemaker selection of the best barrels of each vintage.

The Middleton Family has been working the land in Washington State for five generations. With Cadaretta the family aims to craft wines that stand among Washington’s best. The winery is named for a lumber schooner used by the family company in the first part of the 20th Century. The Middleton estate Southwind Vineyard is located just south of the city of Walla Walla. The winery is in the city of Walla Walla.

Windthrow is a reserve-quality Rhone-varietal blend made from the top barrels of the vintage. In 2013, we selected only the very best in our cellar. The finished wine was bottled unfined.

Our Windthrow 2013 expresses aromas of plum, spice, grilled steak, charred meat, smoke and a touch of vanilla and toasty oak. Wonderfully elegant mouthfeel, there are flavors of plum, black raspberry, boysenberry, vanilla from the oak aging. A nice long finish of black berry and tobacco leaf. 

Varietal Composition:

76% Syrah
16% Mourvedre
8% Cinsault 

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SKU: CA 2013 Windthrow
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Grape Sources: 58% Stonetree Vineyard; 18% Southwind Vineyard; 15% Alder Ridge Vineyard; 7% Wallula Vineyard; 2% Monetteā€™s Vineyard
Other Notes
Cooperage: 17 months in small French oak barrels (1/3 new)
Wine Specs
Red Blend
Columbia Valley
Bottling Date
July 28, 2015
5.6 g/L
Alcohol %