Vibrant aromas of black raspberry, purple plum, French roast coffee, and Chambord on the nose.
The palate shows notes of blackberry, black plum, ripe raspberry and currant leading into rocks minerality and baking spice balanced upon bright acidity.
• Estate Eidolon Vineyard, ‘Rocks District of Milton Freewater’, Walla Walla Valley • A very consistent vintage very similar to 2013 • Bud break started in early-mid April with bloom in early June again slightly early for Washington • August temperatures were slightly cooler allowing for a longer hang-time with good yields • Consistent September with cool nights produced richly structured wines, ripe flavors that retained high natural acids
• Hand-harvested grapes
• Bottling date: May 10, 2016
• Small lot fermentations in open top stainless steel tanks • The cap was manually punched down twice a day • Pressed and transferred to barrels to complete secondary fermentation
• The wine was aged for 16 months in French Oak barrels