New Release from WSU Student-made Wine Series Debuts
The second wine from the WSU Blended Learning student-made wine series has made its debut. The new red blend is a combination of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc wine grapes and was made in partnership with students in the WSU Viticulture and Enology Program and Horse Heaven Hills. The new tradition of blended learning is bringing together students, alumni, winemakers, growers and wine enthusiasts to uncork the possibilities. The students made 200 cases of the wine and it is available at the WSU Visitor’s Center and at WSU Connections in Seattle.
‘Blended Learning’ a Success in Early Reviews
Great Northwest Wine, an online platform covering wine reviews and news, stamped WSU’s first student-made wine, a dry Riesling, with an “Excellent” in January 2014. The Riesling is the first in a series of student-made wines planned from the WSU viticulture and enology program. The new tradition of blended learning is bringing together students, alumni, winemakers, growers and wine enthusiasts to uncork the possibilities.
“A product of Lonesome Spring Vineyard and Olsen Vineyard, its aromatic profile focuses on Key lime, Granny Smith apple and pineapple,” Great Northwest Wine writes. “Inside, it’s bright and nicely crispy with more lime and apple, backed by an undertone of orange with a salty texture.” Read more from the review, here.
The next wine from the ‘Blended Learning’ series, a red blend, was bottled in early January. Learn more about wine science at http://wine.wsu.edu/campaign/.