concentrated black fruit, wet stone, cocoa powder & violet
The grapes for this wine come from Block 9 of our acclaimed Spice Cabinet Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. Spice Cabinet Vineyard sits on a southeast slope above the Columbia River. The orientation of the block allows for morning sun exposure of the fruit, while avoiding the intense afternoon rays.
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. We fermented the wine in our oak upright tank with twice daily punch downs. After fermentation, the wine was racked to a blend of new and old French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation.