The 2013 Archimage was aged for twenty months in 40% new French oak. Sourcing our fruit from both the Red Mountain and Walla Walla Valley AVA’s allows us to blend a complete and complex wine. This vintage of The Archimagr leads off with a floral nose of exotic spice box, red fruits, and notes of cedar. Flavors of red and black cherries, blueberries, and a dusty earthiness are wrapped around a core of plush but firm tannins. The warm vintage of 2013 gives this wine a rich texture. It is full bodied, while maintaining a vibrant acidity which will allow this wine to age gracefully for the next two decades. BLEND: 56% Cabernet Franc, 38% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
The winery has been open for less than ten years, but in that time Sleight of Hand Cellars has been named one of "The Next Generation" of up and coming wineries in Washington State, as well as one of "The Next Cult Wineries" by Seattle Magazine. In addition, the winery has been featured in Wine Spectator magazine and had numerous wines in various of the industry’s “Top 100” lists.