Tasting Notes

A classic Cabernet Sauvignon for Pepper Bridge Winery, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts generous aromatics of dark fruit, vanilla, cocoa, rose, cedar, leather, and tobacco. Upon tasting, the wine is instantly mouthwatering, striking balance between bright acidity and supple tannins. Notes of blueberry, plum, blackberry, and cocoa dominate the palate, ending with a rich, lasting finish.

The Year

The 2021 growing season started with a cool, dry spring and an early bud break in April. A July heat dome sent temperatures soaring to previously unseen heights for the state, topping out in Walla Walla at 116°! Above average temperatures lasted for the rest of the summer. Finally, the weather cooled at the end of August and brought perfect ripening conditions for an ideal, unrushed harvest season. Although the heat produced lower yields across the region, the grapes held beautiful concentration and acidity, with immense taste, mouthfeel, and color. Wines from the 2021 vintage are extremely balanced, forecasting their age-worthiness and drinkability for years to come!

Viticulture

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

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
Vineyards: 51% Seven Hills, 20% Pepper Bridge, 17% Octave, 12% Yellow Jacket

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Pairing

Tamarind Brussel Sprouts Tray Bake

With dark citrus notes from the Tamarind lifting the dark fruit, leather and tobacco notes of the Cabernet Sauvignon this pairing is complex and fresh.

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