Trademark notes of blackberry and brambles welcome us back in this vintage. Raw vanilla, carob, and anise bring a richness to the nose. The palate is abundant with dark black fruit and spice. Thyme and sage make an appearance and lead to a muscular finish.
The 2018 harvest kicked off with a nice even spring. July brought in hotter temperatures, as well as some smoke from surrounding fires. But by the second week of August, the weather cooled off considerably to usher in one of the most ideal ripening seasons in recent history. September brought beautiful, mild weather, offering the fruit several extra weeks to hang during long, sun-filled fall days. Harvest was wrapped up on October 15th producing wines that are balanced with great fruit expression. A harvest to remember, indeed!
Entirely estate; Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.
Varietals: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
Vineyards: 62% Seven Hills, 17% Octave, 10% Yellow Jacket, 9% Pepper Bridge, 2% Summit View
Appellation: 100% Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program: 100% French Oak; 56% new, 44% neutral
Harvest Dates: September 15th – October 15th, 2018
Production: 1,590 cases
Bottling Date: June 22nd, 2020
Release Date: Spring 2021