Elegant and approachable, this Cabernet Sauvignon immediately entices you with aromatics of black cherry and vanilla cola. These notes carry over to the palate and are met with hints of blue and black berries, enhanced by rich elements of cloves, coffee and cocoa. The soft, supple tannins of this wine melt into a long and lingering finish, leaving you eager for more.
From beginning to end, this was a cool year. The Walla Walla Valley experienced no 100° days for the first time in well over a decade. Despite the cooler weather, our vineyards were still able to reach full ripening, with harvest occurring approximately three weeks late. The longer hang time led to layered, nuanced flavors with vibrancy and natural balance.
Entirely estate; Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.
Varietals: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec
Vineyards: 75% Seven Hills Vineyard, 21% Octave, 4% Pepper Bridge
Appellation: 100% Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program: 100% French Oak; 32% new, 68% used
Time in Barrels: 18 months
Harvest Dates: October 3 – November 2, 2011
Alcohol: 14.4% by volume
Total Production: 2,224 cases (9L) + large formats
Bottling Date: May 14-15, 2013
Release Date: March 2014