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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

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WINEMAKER NOTES

SMELLS LIKE:  black cherry, rose petal, lemon thyme, caramel,                 malted cocoa
TASTES LIKE:  black raspberry, dark cherry, Italian plum, granite, slight herbal notes
MOUTHFEEL:  beautifully round and bright, lush mouth-watering finish, well balanced
DRINK WITH:  braised beef ribs, garlic chicken wings, grilled portobellos, vanilla ice cream


The 2015 vintage

The 2015 growing season was the latest in a trend of being the warmest on record for our valley.  The last week of June had the highest temperatures we’ve seen! The record-breaking heat gave way to cooler days and nights around veraison, allowing the fruit to develop perfectly. The last week of August brought harvest: our earliest ever. Wines of this vintage are richly structured, showcasing ripe fruit and floral characteristics.


VITICULTURE

100% estate, sustainably farmed
Founding member of VINEA


WINE SPECIFICS

VARIETALS: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 
4% Malbec, 3% Merlot
ESTATE VINEYARDS: 33% Pepper Bridge, 28% Summit View, 
11% Seven Hills, 11% Les Collines, 9% Octave, 8% Goff
APPELLATION: 100% Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM: 96% French, 4% American; 73% neutral, 27% new
HARVEST DATES: 9/16 - 10/6/2015
FINISHED ALCOHOL: 14.5%
PRODUCTION: 6,532 cases


2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Awards & Accolades
92 Points, JamesSuckling.com: ""
91 Points, Wine & Spirits: "Year's Best Cabernet Selection"
90 Points, Vinous.com: "Full dark ruby. Strong spicy-oak lift to the aromas of cassis, boysenberry, bitter chocolate, licorice and violet. Suave and juicy in the mouth, with its flavors of red- and blackcurrant and dusty herbs framed by penetrating stony minerality. Made from very ripe fruit but the finish shows good acid grip to go with its smooth tannins."