About This Wine
Ah, the romance of the wine business...
The year was 1992, and Keith and ReNae Pilgrim, looking for a way to spend more time together, decided to plant grapevines and open a winery. It seemed like a natural thing to do, since Keith had grown up in the Napa Valley. But with California land prices climbing ever skyward, the couple opted to pursue their new venture in Washington’s (then) little-known Red Mountain district.
Keith was a trained geologist and had studied oenology, so he set about clearing the land, drilling wells and planting grapevines. ReNae had studied accounting in school... so she learned how to fit irrigation pipes. All pretty romantic stuff!
Today, the Pilgrims’ Arch Terrace wines from their Terra Blanca Estate Vineyard are coveted by wine lovers throughout the Northwest. One taste of the 2008 Arch Terrace Merlot, and it’s easy to understand why. It’s a medium-bodied, easy-drinking wine, made with love.
Similar to Cabernet Sauvignon but with less tannin and fruit. Delivers earlier maturing wines. Often blended with Cabernet; on its own may soften with age, though fruit flavors may fade.
- Grape Composition:97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grape Source:Terra Blanca Vineyard in Red Mountain AVA of Washington
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Coffee, Espresso, Roasted Nuts, Cedar & Tobacco
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels for 32 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestiona scallion- and brie-stuffed burger.
14 recipes match for this wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe
Portuguese Style Roasted Pork Rare is the recipe that matches equally well with red wines and white wines. This is such a recipe. We came across it while doing research on the wines that will be included in an upcoming club shipment from The World of Wines -featuring the wines of Portugal. The recipe makes 6 servings. And if you'd like to learn more about The World of Wine, click on the Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe