THE 2007 VINTAGEThe 2007 vintage reminded us a lot of 2005, which we considered a classic Washington vintage. Bud break started around the third week in April, and very warm, sunny days filled the summer. We had plenty of heat units to fully ripen the grapes. Then the weather cooled off a little earlier than usual, dropping into the 80's around the end of August. This cooling-down period maximized flavor development. The wines from the 2007 vintage have terrific fruit intensity, show great natural acidity and are beautifully balanced.
VITICULTUREEntirely estate; certified sustainable and Salmon Safe.
Founding member of VINEA.
Varietal(s): 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot,
5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
Vineyard(s): 56% Pepper Bridge, 44% Seven Hills
Appellation: 100% Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program: 100% French oak; 48% new oak, 52% used oak
Harvest Date(s): September 16 - October 14, 2007
Alcohol: 14.1% by volume
Production: 341 cases
Bottling Date: June 24, 2010
Release Date: November 5, 2010