Nose

Abundant aromas of dark red and blue fruits and a dash of smoked pink peppercorns are interlaced with warm notes of cedar and clove.

Palate

A full-bodied wine with hints of cocoa and ripe black cherry on the palate, this Cabernet offers a lingering finish replete with mouth filling tannins and nice acidity.

Growing Conditions

The 2013 vintage was characterized by above average temperatures throughout the spring and summer growing season. An unexpected and dramatic drop in temperatures during mid-September extended the harvest, enabling longer hang times and more intense flavor development.

Winemaking

The fruit was carefully handpicked, sorted and fermented separately in small open-top containers. A bold Cabernet Sauvignon with age-worthy potential, this luscious wine showcases the higher elevation, cooler climate terroir unique to the upland Mill Creek area of the Walla Walla Valley. Sourced from Wild Rose, Yellowbird, Los Oidos and Walla Walla Vintners Estate Vineyards, this Cabernet balances bright acidity with mouth filling tannins, adding length, structure and complexity to the finish.

Aging

The wine aged for 26 months in a mixture of new and neutral French oak barrels prior to final blending and bottling