Tasting Notes

With an elegant start of anise and purple florals, the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with savory notes and a perfect balance of dark blue and red fruit. The structure of this wine holds both power and finesse—it is full and approachable, texturally delightful.

The Year

The growing season began with a mild and dry winter. An abundance of high winds and precipitation in the spring prompted a record year for local crops and early bloom in the beginning of June. We only saw a few days over 100 degrees throughout the entire summer, giving the grapes plenty of comfortable hang time all the way through early fall. We were fortunate that the smoke from the California and Oregon wildfires was only detected in one or two varietals and was not significant enough to influence our winemaking styles in any way. Overall, the season was idyllic and produced well balanced, complex wines with beautiful acidity and richness.

Viticulture

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

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 39% Merlot, 30% Malbec, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: 100% Pepper Bridge

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Awards & Accolades

“Pepper Bridge Winery’s home vineyard blend is 39 percent Merlot 30 percent Malbec, along with Cabernet and Petite Verdot. The Malbec plays a central role, hinting at mulled-wine, scents of orange, cedar and ground clove. You can feel Malbec tannins too, thick as a grape-skin cap, broad, powerful and pure, with a dark elegance for steak.”
-P.J.C., Wine & Spirits, 93 points

 

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