Growing Conditions

2018 was another warm vintage for Washington that was marked by ideal weather during the harvest season. April was cool, delaying bud break slightly. Then May was one of the warmest on record, advancing bloom. This was followed by a cooler-than-average June. July and August temperatures were quite warm and then it cooled considerably in September, creating ideal conditions for ripening. October temperatures were average across the Columbia Valley, with moderate days and cool nights. The result of it all was a long, drawn out season. Warm days during harvest continued sugar accumulation while cooler nights preserved acidity. As a result, Brix levels were slightly above average in 2018, while acid levels were higher than anticipated for a warm vintage.


August 2019


hand picked, hand sorted, punched down or pumped over twice daily. Native Yeast. No additions other than sulphur.


11 months in 25% new French oak.