Aromas of black cherry, pomegranate, savory herbs and sweet chocolate are highlighted by barrel aromas of warm baking spices. The ripe, strawberry jam fruit flavors carry through, coating the mid-palate. Round tannins lead to a long, savory finish.
Barrel aged for 20 months in a blend of French and American Oak
black cherry, pomegranate & chocolate
The grapes for this wine come from our Estate Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills. This Cabernet hails from Eagle & Plow, Spice Cabinet, Cavalie, Dead Canyon & Milt's Vineyards.
The grapes were harvested and sorted in the vineyards with our "Selective Harvester" to allow for maximum hangtime and flavor development. The fruit was not crushed in order to preserve as much whole-berry as possible. At the winery, individual lots were fermented in stainless steel tanks. Twice daily pumpovers allowed gentle extraction of color and tannin. After fermentation, the wine was racked to a blend of French and American barrels for malolactic fermentation and barrel aged for 20 months.
Food Pairing Notes
chicken, pork, beef, BBQ, vegetarian, lamb, pasta, cheese and chocolate