This Right Bank style estate blend shows intriguing aromas of cranberry, cherries, and plum set against savory notes of anise, herbes de Provence, and cedar. Hints of crushed rose petals and espresso complete the wine. Delicious and supple, the wine’s refined structure offers serious length, supported by herb-dusted tannins.
A late bud-break in mid-April was followed by a warm May with rapid canopy growth. A quick, even bloom set a uniform crop. A cool June contributed to healthy berry growth. July and early August were warm, with occasional heat spikes. Canopies were managed to avoid sunburn and irrigation was micromanaged. Intense cluster thinning was required to control yields.
Perfectly dry harvest weather extended hang-time resulting in rich color and vibrant fruit flavors, another great vintage for Washington State.
Over 35 years of meticulous vineyard management and winemaking experience are fundamental to the quality of our wines and our reputation for excellence. We are engaged in growing and making 100% of our wines. Each lot was hand-harvested ripe and gently crushed into 1.5-ton stainless steel fermenters. Gentle handling of the fruit through hand punch downs and gravity-assisted movements were utilized throughout the entire winemaking process.
The wine was racked to French oak barrels, with 30% new, with four rackings over 18 months.