This wine leads with aromas and flavors of ripe, black cherry and plum with notes of milk chocolate, coffee and sweet cigar. All of this lends to a balance of plush fruit and powdery tannins in the mid-palate, ending with a long lingering finish with notes of bing cherry and spice.
black cherry, plum, milk chocolate, coffee & sweet cigar
James Suckling - 92
Tasting Room Magazine - 90
San Francisco Wine Chronical - gold
Pacific Rim Competition - double gold
The fruit for this wine is grown at our acclaimed Estate Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills. The fruit is exposed to dappled 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 picked and immediately sorted in the vineyard.
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.
Food Pairing Notes
duck, pork, beef, lamb, BBQ, vegetarian, pasta, cheese and chocolate