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


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


• Hand-harvested grapes


• bottling date: May 30, 3016


• 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


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


Deep crimson-ruby colored.