2018 Riveter Red - Red Mountain Cabernet (750ml)
2018 Washington Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
14.5% Alc. by volume
AVA: Red Mountain, WA
80% Cabernet Sauvignon / 15% Petit Verdot / 3% Merlot / 2% Syrah
**SILVER - 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition**
**SILVER - 2021 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition**
Name Origin: Riveter Red represents the STRONG WOMEN who made the United States great. This blonde beauty was named "Wendy the Welder" – and originally was part of the war bonds campaign that became the symbol of women in the workforce during World War II. Back in the day, Wendy was toasting a cheese sandwich for lunch with her welding torch. One of our dearest friends, Richard Childers, helped redesign the original image, so now Wendy is resting her sandwich on her lap, and grasping a bottle of her own Riveter Red Cab with the same label as this bottle (a picture within a picture known as the Droste effect).
Welcome to the fourth vintage of our consistently stellar and award-winning Riveter Red Washington Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Her 2017 sister won 5 Gold and 1 Silver medal - so this 2018 vintage sits on the shoulders of some STRONG and WINNING WOMEN!
Riveter is young right now - with only 2.5 years of aging under her belt but she's already won one medal. Riveter displays signs of her future age-worthiness with her deep translucent plum color and legs for days. You're greeted with a nose of lilac/lavender, green peppercorn, strawberry jam, soil, and leather. And on the palate, you'll experience one complex flavor - after another - after another. Marionberry cobbler, blackberry & cherry, fig, brown sugar - a little herbaciousness so common of Cabs with an elegant long finish. We totally expect our 2018 Riveter Red Cab to age beautifully in the bottle - and we'll be seeing her up on the medal stand through the next few years!
This full-bodied red wine will pair gracefully with marbled red meats: Prime Rib, Tri-Tip, Coq Au Vin, Bacon-wrapped Sausages. Let the sweetness of pork riblets bathed in Kansas City Barbecue sauce balance out this rich, beautiful bold red. Fruity/Umami cheeses will also pair beautifully with Riveter Red (think Cheddar, Smoked Gouda or Muenster). For our vegetarian friends, serve up a grilled vegetarian/mushroom burger smothered in cheddar with a glass of Riveter Red for an evening to be remembered!
Join us in raising a glass to the STRONG WOMEN who make us who we are today.