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Pursued by Bear bear cub Red Wine 2018

America, Washington

The 2018 Bear Cub is a youthful, vibrant wine with ripe berry aromas and an appealing hint of vanilla bean. Rich and flavorful on the palate, wild raspberry, black currant, and dark stone fruit mingle with a streak of dark cocoa. A playful sibling to our Pursued by Bear Cab, the Cub is a bright, hedonistic wine that offers fresh fruit flavors now but also has enough structure to age beautifully over time. 

Grapes sourced from six distinct vineyards, including sites located in the Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, and Walla Walla Valley, give this wine layered complexity. Handpicked Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were sorted, gently fermented, and aged in tight grain French oak barrels with thick staves to slowly integrate the fruit and oak. Just a touch of 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 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 1% Syrah    
¥6,160  (incl. tax)

The 2018 Bear Cub is a youthful, vibrant wine with ripe berry aromas and an appealing hint of vanilla bean. Rich and flavorful on the palate, wild raspberry, black currant, and dark stone fruit mingle with a streak of dark cocoa. A playful sibling to our Pursued by Bear Cab, the Cub is a bright, hedonistic wine that offers fresh fruit flavors now but also has enough structure to age beautifully over time. 

Grapes sourced from six distinct vineyards, including sites located in the Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, and Walla Walla Valley, give this wine layered complexity. Handpicked Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were sorted, gently fermented, and aged in tight grain French oak barrels with thick staves to slowly integrate the fruit and oak. Just a touch of 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 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 1% Syrah    
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.2%
Product Code 1111218
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.