Tasting Notes

Our 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon offers intense aromas of dark berry and chocolate with the right hint of mineral and a spicy, smoky, cedar character. This full-bodied wine has a smooth and silky mouth-feel, saturated with bright flavors of dried cherries, boysenberries and black plums. A touch of thyme and cassis adds to the complexity. The wonderful texture lingers gracefully and begs you to take another sip.

The Year

Although the Walla Walla Valley’s 2003 growing season was one of the warmest and driest in the past decade, our estate-vineyard grapes thrived. During the long, warm days, the grapes savored the sun and ripened to ideal sugar levels. Cool nights locked in the perfect amount of acidity, creating well balanced flavors. Our wines from this vintage are expressive and concentrated with silky tannins.

Viticulture

Entirely estate; Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.3% Merlot, 2.2% Malbec
Vineyards: 63.8% Seven Hills, 36.2% Pepper Bridge

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Awards & Accolades

“Like the Leonetti recommended here, this is sourced from two of Walla Walla’s most prestigious vineyards, Seven Hills Vineyard and Pepper Bridge Vineyard. But where Leonetti’s Cabernet Sauvignon has power and stature, Pepper Bridge Winery’s wine is leafy and bright, with scents of tobacco and a juicy, silky black cherry core. Those scents carry into flavor, sinewy and lithe, with fine tannins that give way to a fruit-driven finish. Its strength comes from its lightness and elasticity rather than power. Extraordinary now, it will reward the patient.”
-Wine & Spirits, 94 points

 

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