Nose

This wine emits a rich, spicy, smoky nose of wild blackberries, huckleberries, black currants, mulberry, tobacco, spiced incense and cracked pepper.

Palate

The flavors mirror the aromatics with deep, penetrating dark fruits that are intermixed with licorice, bittersweet chocolate, Sumatra roast and Red Mountain scorched earth. The back picks up roasted berries and nuts, mocha, toffee and burnt charcoal, followed by a long spiced and herbed sweet-dry tannin finish.

Growing Conditions

• Canyon’s Vineyard, Red Mountain • The warmest vintage on record for Washington • Bud break occurred two-three weeks early in most sites • Increased irrigation and proper canopy management allowed for healthy vines and fruit development • Cooler more average fall temperatures allowed for a longer hangtime, with smaller berries for increased structure

Harvest

• Hand-harvested grapes

Bottling

• bottling date: May 30, 3016

Winemaking

• Small lot fermentations in open top stainless-steel tanks • The cap was manually punched down two times per day • Pressed and transferred to barrels to complete secondary fermentation

Aging

• The wine was aged for 16 months in French Oak barrels

Appearance

Deep crimson-ruby colored.