Aromas of ripe red fruit, blackberry pie, dried cranberries with hints of brown
sugar and warm baking spices. Powdery tannins lend structure while
maintaining elegance and ending in a long lingering nish.
The fruit for this wine is grown at our Eagle & Plow, Cavalie, and Spice Cabinet
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 sorted in the vineyard with the selective harvest on our
Pellenc harvesters. 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 tannins. The wine was barrel aged for 16 months in 25% New French and
Food Pairing Notes
pork, beef, BBQ, vegetarian, lamb, pasta, cheese and chocolate
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 8% Merlot