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2020 The Captain
2020 The Captain

2020 The Captain

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The Captain is a tribute to Kristen’s dad, Gregg Couch, who dedicated over 40 years to the fire department. Having served as Career Captain, Fire Science Instructor, and Commissioner, he spent countless hours keeping others safe while training the next generation of firefighters. We honor and respect the sacrifice of the men and women who protect America’s communities on the front lines every day. Thank You First Responders!

This uniquely local red blend was naturally grown in an environmentally conscious manner which highlights its sense of place. In order to guide this sense of place from the vineyards to the glass, only neutral French oak barrels were used for aging, imparting texture and maturity to the wine without compromising the expression of the fruit. Upon the first sniff and sip, The Captain blossoms with fresh fruit notes comprised of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, and currants, framed beautifully with aromas of violets and a dusting of mint and bay leaf. Its firm chalky tannins and spicy acidity balance beautifully into a juicy mouthfeel bursting with character. Although this wine exudes freshness from the first pour, we recommend a one hour decant to maximize the complexity of flavor.   

72% Malbec, Equus Vineyard Moxee WA, 14% Estate Syrah, Roundtree Vineyard Selah WA, 14% Estate Zweigelt, Rider Family Vineyard Selah WA.

Enjoy now through 2030


165 Cases Produced

13.8% Alc. by volume 

Columbia Valley AVA

Malbec Farmed Certified Salmon-Safe. Zweigelt and Syrah Farmed Organic.