Tasting Notes

Opulent, dark blue fruit pulls you into the glass and leads to graphite, the 2018 Pepper Bridge Vineyard is a wine to explore. Purple floral notes with dark velvet undertones and sagebrush remind us of the surrounding estate vineyard. A taste of rich dark plumbs and pepper round out the palate of this wine. A textural delight, this vineyard designated blend has muscle, power, and finesse, making the dynamic wine approachable now, while worthy of enjoyment for years to come.

The Year

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.

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 38% Merlot, 31% Malbec, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: 100% Pepper Bridge Vineyard


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Awards & Accolades

“Another terrific wine, the 2018 Pepper Bridge Vineyard checks in as 38% Merlot, 31% Malbec, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot has loads of character. More blue fruits, black cherries, spring flowers, and chocolaty notes emerge from the glass, and it has good mid-palate depth, integrated acidity, and medium-bodied richness on the palate. Drink this beauty any time over the coming 8-10 year.
Jeb Dunnuck, 93 points


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