2018 Butch, The Gabbro
Blend: 43% Sangiovese; 28% Primitivo; 21% Barbera; 8% Cabernet Sauvignon
AVA: Wahluke Slope, Vineyard: Northridge, Alcohol: 15.5% Aging: 100% aged in barrique & puncheon oak; 34% new French Oak, for 23 months
Butch red blends, hand-selected by Washington State wine pioneer Butch Milbrandt, are blends named after soils created by cataclysmic ice age events (The Gabbro, La Scorie, Lunar Maria, and The Cratonic are all soon to be released!). The journey of these ancient soils during the Missoula Floods led to the unparalleled quality found in the region’s family-owned vineyards today.The Gabbro is an Italian blend inspired by the aromatic, ruby-red harmonies of Sangiovese, Primitivo, and Barbera grapes.