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2011 Ceres

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Winemaker Notes

Aromas of dark berries mingle with scents of wildflowers sprouting up through wet riverbed rocks. Blue and black berries, plums, and black cherries meld intricately with hints of rosemary and black pepper. Velvety and sensual, the rich structure and balanced acidity of this wine lingers on the palate, reminding you of Ceres’ beauty long after the last drop.

The 2011 Vintage

From beginning to end, this was a cool year. The Walla Walla Valley experienced no 100-degree days for the first time in well over a decade. Despite the cooler weather, our vineyards were still able to reach full ripening, with harvest occurring approximately three weeks late. The longer hang time led to layered, nuanced flavors with vibrancy and natural balance.

Wine Specifics

Varietal(s): 55% Syrah, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
 Vineyard(s): 100% Les Collines
Appellation:
Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program: 100% French oak; 30% new, 70% used
Harvest Date(s): October 4 - November 2, 2011
Finished Alcohol: 
14.4% by volume
Total Production:  327 cases
Bottling Date:
February 14, 2013
Release Date: May 3, 2013
Suggested Retail Price:
$36.00

2011 Ceres (Coin Club Exclusive)