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Overview of the Wine
The story of J. Bookwalter Winery is a story of family heritage, deep roots and a centuries-old commitment to the land. Ten generations of the Bookwalter family have been involved in American agriculture. But it was Jerry Bookwalter, generation nine and father of current company president John Bookwalter, who led the family into viticulture. After graduating from UC-Davis in 1963, Jerry spent 13 years farming in California’s San Joaquin Valley before moving his family in 1976 to the Tri-Cities in Washington State.
Once there, he firmly stamped the Bookwalter name on the state’s nascent wine industry. From 1976 through 1982, Jerry helped manage the plantings of three iconic vineyards – Sagemoor, Bacchus and Dionysus.
Grape / Blend
70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
Colombia Valley, Oregon
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Contrary to its name, Conflict started as a representation of what two grape varieties can do together and the beautiful dance of which varietal will shine through. With this wine being a consistent favorite of critics and guests alike, the real conflict will be when this wine leaves your glass!
This wine is dark purple with ruby hues and has aromas and flavors of tobacco, blackberry, blueberry, savory thyme, with a hint of sweet toasted oak. Bright and elegant, this red blend has a soft texture with the bright fruits of pomegranate and cherry shining through. The finish on this wine is lingering and well-balanced.
93 Points - James Suckling
Lovely aromas of red and black berries, dried herbs and rose petals. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a delicate touch. Rather graceful on the palate with notes of bright red fruit and melted chocolate. Well structured and fresh with a lingering finish. Cedar at the end. 70% merlot, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 5% petit verdot.
Product size: 750ml