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Pursued by Bear bear cub Red Wine 2017

America, Washington

The Bear Cub is a youthful, lively wine bursting with fresh, ripe berry aromas and flavors. Juicy boysenberry and wild raspberry are wonderfully expressive on the palate, with a hint of cherry pie and flecks of shaved cocoa adding dimension. Beautifully balanced, the Cub has more than enough structure to stand up to the big boys!

Complex flavors are achieved by sourcing grapes from six distinct vineyards, including sites located in the Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope and Walla Walla Valley. Handpicked Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were sorted, gently fermented and aged in tight grain French oak barrels with thick staves to allow the fruit and oak to integrate slowly. Syrah, aged in 600L Taransaud puncheons, adds richness and depth to the mid-palate.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Winery Pursued By Bear
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Varietal(s) 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 7% Syrah
¥6,160  (incl. tax)

The Bear Cub is a youthful, lively wine bursting with fresh, ripe berry aromas and flavors. Juicy boysenberry and wild raspberry are wonderfully expressive on the palate, with a hint of cherry pie and flecks of shaved cocoa adding dimension. Beautifully balanced, the Cub has more than enough structure to stand up to the big boys!

Complex flavors are achieved by sourcing grapes from six distinct vineyards, including sites located in the Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope and Walla Walla Valley. Handpicked Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were sorted, gently fermented and aged in tight grain French oak barrels with thick staves to allow the fruit and oak to integrate slowly. Syrah, aged in 600L Taransaud puncheons, adds richness and depth to the mid-palate.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Winery Pursued By Bear
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Varietal(s) 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 7% Syrah
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.2%
Product Code 1111217
UPC None/なし
Winery

Winery Description

Actor Kyle Maclachlan (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, The Doors, and many other films) is a native of Washington State's Columbia Valley winegrowing region.  Washington State wine has brought Kyle back home to the Pacific Northwest to craft small lots of limited production red wines and a rosé that speak to the promise of this special terroir.  Not with nostalgia, but with a new story to tell… a story of uncompromising quality and unlimited possibility.

Kyle felt connected to nature from his earliest memories, growing up among his father’s expansive gardens and the gnarled old fruit trees of Yakima, Washington.  His interest in wine began in the mid-1980's after moving to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.   Frequently returning to Yakima to visit his father and his home, he began to explore the burgeoning Washington wine scene.  Later, inspired by friends in Napa Valley, the notion of making his own Washington wine took hold.  Kyle set out to create Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah that expressed the local terroir - an alluring mix of Old World elegance and New World grandeur.  It wasn't long before a chance meeting with Walla Walla winemaker Eric Dunham led to a simple handshake that launched Pursued by Bear in 2005.  In 2008, Eric passed the winemaking baton to veteran winemaker Daniel Wampfler, who continues to craft Pursued by Bear wines with the same passion and care that Eric inspired.