This wine has 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 finish.
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 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 tannin. The wine was aged for 16 months in 25% New French and American Oak.
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 12% Syrah
Food Pairing Notes
pork, beef, BBQ, vegetarian, lamb, pasta, cheese and chocolate