New York International Wine Comp. - Gold 94
Wine Press Northwest - double platinum
Tasting Room Magazine - editors choice for best value, outstanding 91
The grapes for this wine come from our Estate Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills. The fruit is exposed to dabbled sunlight, allowing for uniform ripening and flavor development. Well balanced crop levels have allowed us to create wines with great depth and concentration.
These grapes were double sorted, first in the vineyard with the selective harvest on our Pellenc harvesters, then again at the winery on our sorting table. 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 draining the wine and pressing the skins, the wine was racked to a blend of French and American oak barrels for malolactic fermentation.
53% Syrah, 41% Merlot, 6% Malbec
Food Pairing Notes
pork, beef, BBQ, vegetarian, lamb, vegetables, pasta, cheese and chocolate