The wine’s powerful aroma begins with dark red fruit, cherry and pomegranate, and is supported with undertones of tobacco leaf, minerality, cocoa, and a hint of sage. Upon tasting, dark cherry is prevalent, complemented by plum and cinnamon. Fine tannins and the hallmark fresh acidity of Cabernet Franc conclude this vibrant wine.
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!
Entirely estate; Certiﬁed Sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.
Varietals: 42% Cabernet Franc, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot
Vineyards: 41% Seven Hills, 22% Octave, 20% Waliser, 10% Pepper Bridge, 7% Yellow Jacket