Tasting Notes

Scents of black cherries, black currants, blueberries, spices, cloves, and nuances of chocolate form a quite complex aroma. This generous, richly textured yet smooth wine is crafted around copious dark fruit flavors. A long and persistent finish completes this powerful and expansive wine with a touch of finesse. Our goal with the vineyard program is to showcase the character of each estate vineyard. The Pepper Bridge Vineyard sits in the middle of the Walla Walla Valley and has an annual rainfall of 12 inches.

The Year

Mother Nature provided us with a classic wine-growing season. The spring was a little wetter than normal, but this extra moisture did not cause any problems because it was so early in the year. 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. The wines from the 2006 vintage have terrific fruit intensity, show great natural acidity and are beautifully balanced.


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

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: 100% Pepper Bridge Vineyard


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