2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Layered aromas of dark, rich blackberry and black cherry compote are weaved with iron undertones. Hints of toasted hazelnut and purple flowers play a hand as well. Dense layers of dark, lush blackberry and black cherry give way to cinnamon and cocoa nibs on the palate. The finish is long with ample tannic structure, giving this vintage true cellaring potential.
The 2015 Vintage
The 2015 growing season is the latest in a trend of being the warmest on record for our valley. Bud break occurred at the end of March, which is about a week earlier than usual. High temperatures peaked at the end of June and were steady throughout the course of the summer. A cooling trend arrived as the grapes began to go through veraison, allowing them to ripen perfectly. For the first time ever, harvest began in August and was followed by optimal weather patterns for the remainder of the year.
Entirely estate; Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe.
Founding member of VINEA.
Varietal(s): 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Vineyard(s): 56% Seven Hills, 24% Octave, 14% Pepper Bridge, 6% Yellow Jacket
Appellation: 100% Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program: 100% French Oak; 51% neutral, 49% new
Harvest Dates: September 3 - October 15, 2015
Production: 2,124 cases
Bottling Date: June 1, 2017
Release Date: Spring 2018
Awards & Accolades
92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck: "...firms up nicely on the palate with fine, building tannin and a great finish. It's another ripe yet pure wine from this team."
91+ Points, Vinous.com: "Bright violet-ruby color. Aromas of kirsch, blackberry, violet and spicy oak, complicated by a whiff of tobacco leaf. Plush, tactile and fine-grained, showing noteworthy energy and spice character to its flavors of cassis, blackberry, licorice, cocoa powder and violet. - Stephen Tanzer"
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast & Wine Spectator: "...offers coffee bean, toast, fresh herb, flower, orange peel, blackberry and black cherry aromas followed by well-balanced fruit and barrel flavors that stretch out on the finish"