When first looking at the blend and vineyard sources of this brand new wine from the brothers Naravane, it screamed baby Creative Impulse, the wine that began our deep appreciation for the powerful and unique Rasa wines. Based on the taste, we’d say that’s entirely apt.
Deep and intense, as we’ve grown to expect and want from Rasa, diving into sweet jet-black fruits, licorice and cedar. Rich and smooth, echoing more lush and dark elements -- creme de cassis and black berry with brighter highlights of black cherry -- adding cigar, sage, and good espresso accents. Showing pure power at first before allowing us to see its charming side. This has an easy 6-8 years ahead of it but if you’re like me, you’ll crack it now and be wowed.
From Rasa: "QED stands for Quod Erat Demonstrandum – Latin for “which was to be demonstrated.” At the end of a mathematical proof, you typically write QED. It basically means “I’m done; I’ve proven what I set out to prove.”
When we started our winery, our family and friends would say “you guys know a lot about wines, but can you make world class wine?”
Well, the proof is in the bottle – QED.
We liked the name so much that, starting with the 2012 vintage, we extended QED into a line of wines. The packaging differentiators are the sub-names and the label colors. The original QED is now called QED Convergence. It has the original red and black label, and it continues to be a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Viognier. We have a Cabernet Franc called QED Axiom of Choice and it has a yellow and black label.
Our third wine in the series is called QED The Strong Law. The subname comes from probability theory. The Strong Law of Large Numbers states that, given a sample large enough, the sample average will, with
near certainty, converge to the expected value.
The QED Strong Law has a blue and black label and will always be a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The inaugural release, 2016, is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot and is sourced from some of the best vineyards in the Columbia Valley - DuBrul Vineyard, XL Vineyard, and Bacchus Vineyard."