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61% Syrah
39% Cabernet Sauvignon


Columbia Valley AVA


Drink Now or Age 5 to 7 Years


Shaw, Stonetree,
Ciel Du Cheval, Grand Ciel
Boushey, Upchurch

2018 Doyenne

Traditionally “backward” in its youth, Cabernet Sauvignon (39%) drives the nose on the 2018 Doyenne, with savory rosemary and sage notes, before Syrah (61%) begins to show its influence with blue fruits and hints of vanilla. These two will swap and integrate with time in the bottle. On the palate, this integration is apparent even in the young wine, with blueberry, raspberry, and peppercorn flavors well-supported by Cabernet tannin and light oak toast.



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94 Points

— James Suckling

94 Points

Plum, chocolate and bark with some cloves on the nose. It’s full-bodied with round, fresh tannins that provide form and tension. Lots of fruit and flavor. Hints of walnut and hazelnut to the fruit at the end. 61% syrah and 39% cabernet sauvignon. Drink in 2024. – James Suckling

July 2021

Additional Scores:


Jeb Dunnuck


Wine Enthusiast

Suggested Pairing

Roasted meats are a particularly wonderful match for Doyenne – Braised Lamb, Seared Duck Breast, Stews and Game.

Behind the Wine

2018 Doyenne

The city of Aix-en-Provence is where the first great French wine region was formed & the art of blending is steeped in history. Doyenne (meaning wise or senior) is a tribute to this ancient region & respected practice. Originally crafted by Executive Winemaker Chris Upchurch for his wedding, this blend of Syrah & Cabernet Sauvignon is true to the Doyenne name and the region that inspired its creation.

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The Doyenne blend includes Syrah from our estate vineyard on Red Mountain, Grand Ciel.



Cold soaked 24-36 hours, fermented 12-16 days on skin, partial native yeast, aged 20 months in 100% French oak (40% new).