Our 2018 Carménère was sourced from a unique site at Phinny Hill vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. Rooted in well-drained, flinty and rocky soil, on a south facing hill side, this vibrant and young block delivered intense, expressive and peppery fruit from the beginning.
As low and controlled fermentation, coupled with a moderate but definite extended maceration provided excellent balance and mouthfeel in this wine. We decided to mature this elegant wine in subtle French oak and prominent American oak, to create beautiful texture and complexity.
This limited release can for sure be enjoyed by itself but will be even more pronounced when paired with roasted eggplant, a bacon and blue cheese salad, or grilled pork chops with peppers.