Palate

Blackberry - black cherry - baking spice - dried herbs - dark raspberry - chocolate - vanilla - sweet tobacco - smooth tannins - lingering minerality

Growing Conditions

Vineyards ● Estate Eidolon Vineyard, ‘Rocks District’ Walla Walla Valley ● Summit View Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley ● A very similar vintage to 2013 ● Bud-break started in early-mid April with bloom in early June, slightly early for Washington ● Cooler than average temperatures continued allowing fruit to ripen gradually, leading to lower sugars and higher natural acidity.

Harvest

● Hand harvested grapes

Bottling

● Cross flow filtration prior to bottling ● Bottling date: Mat 2, 2016

Winemaking

● Open top fermentation ● Small lot fermentations in stainless steel tanks ● The cap was manually punched down twice a day

Aging

● The wine was aged for 16 months in French Oak barrels, 25% of which were new