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, averaging almost four degrees above normal. The last week of June had the highest temperatures we’ve seen in that month! 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.
As we entered 2016, the good news was a parade of storms over the Cascade Mountains that dumped enough snow to significantly curb drought conditions that had concerned the region. In one month, the amount of snow that fell was greater than what we got in all of the winter of 2015.
Wines of the 2015 vintage are richly structured, showcasing ripe fruit and floral characteristics. .
100% estate, sustainably farmed
Founding member of VINEA
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