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2012 Pepper Bridge Vineyard

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Our goal with the vineyard-designated program is to showcase the uniqueness of each of our vineyards. Pepper Bridge soils yield a masculine side to our wines: power and structure with a long, persistent finish. The 2012 Pepper Bridge Vineyard is rich and complex with a bouquet of red plums, floral accents, candied black and red raspberries, and barrel spices. On the palate, it is supple with lush texture and fine depth.

The 2012 Vintage

Spring brought us more precipitation than usual, followed by a hot, dry summer. We experienced plenty of warm days without it being overly hot. Since WSU began recording heat units, the 2012 vintage was right on track with a "perfect average." The wines of this vintage show beautiful characteristics of fruit ripeness while remaining elegant and balanced.

Viticulture

Entirely estate; certified sustainable and Salmon Safe.
Founding member of VINEA.

Wine Specifics

Varietal(s): 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 28% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
Vineyard(s): 100% Pepper Bridge
Appellation: 100% Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program: 18 months in 100% French oak: 41% new, 59% neutral
Harvest Dates: October 1 - 20, 2012
Total Production: 411 cases (9L)
Alcohol: 14.6% by volume
Bottling Date: May 29, 2014
Release Date: May 2015

2012 Pepper Bridge Vineyard