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2013 Ceres

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WINEMAKER NOTES

    smells like: plum, vanilla bean, coconut shell, clove
    tastes like: caramelied fig, dark cherry, cocoa powder
    mouthfeel: lushly structured tannin, crushed-gravel like minerality
    drink with: pork paella; carne asada tacos, falafel with baba ganoush

The 2013 Vintage

2013 marked the warmest summer on record for the Walla Walla Valley. Spring was cool and moist, with bud break occurring in mid-April. Once it started warming up, it didn’t stop - temps rose over 100° quite often! The first week of September brought relief: cooler days and nights which allowed for the development of our trademark Walla Walla Valley acidity. Harvest began around this same time, finishing right on schedule at the end of October.

VITICULTURE

100% estate, sustainably farmed.
Founding member of VINEA.

WINE SPECIFICS

Varietal(s):     100% Tempranillo
Vineyard(s):     100% Les Collines
Appellation:     Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program:     50% French; 50% American
                                 87% neutral, 13% new
Harvest Date(s):     10/15, 2013
Finished Alcohol:     14.5%
Total Production:     368 cases

2013 Ceres

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Awards & Accolades
91 Points, Washington Wine Blog: "This warm vintage bottling is sourced from the Les Collines vineyard. The wine begins with aromas of wet gravel, smoked meats, with hints of green olive and prune. This leads to flavors of blackberry cobbler, stewed prune, red cherry and anise with secondary hints of leather and spicebox. Absolutely delicious and open style wine. Only 368 cases made of this wine. Drink 2016-2025."