Nose

Dark plum and black cherry abound in this vintage. Blue notes and a touch of cedar linger in the background on the nose.

Palate

The palate is full bodied, balanced by fresh acidity with black and blue fruit interwoven with savory qualities, reminiscent of iron and brambles. Supple tannins create a rich and textured mouthfeel which leads to a smooth and long, dark finish.

Growing Conditions

The 2018 harvest kicked off with a nice even spring. July brought in hotter temperatures, as well as some smoke from surrounding fires. But by the second week of August, the weather cooled off considerably to usher in one of the most ideal ripening seasons in recent history. September brought beautiful, mild weather, offering the fruit several extra weeks to hang during long, sun-filled fall days. A harvest to remember, indeed! Harvest was wrapped up on October 15th producing wines that are balanced with great fruit expression.

Harvest

Vineyards: 63% Seven Hills, 30% Pepper Bridge, 7% Octave

Winemaking

Entirely estate; Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.

Food Pairing

Braised short ribs.