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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

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WINEMAKER NOTES

SMELLS LIKE:  baking spices, vanilla bean, violets, dark chocolate
TASTES LIKE:  black cherry, caramel, blackberry compote, dried herbs
MOUTHFEEL:  rich mid-palate, velvety tannin structure, bright acidity
DRINK WITH:  beef & mushroom stroganoff, ginger-sesame fried tofu, gouda


THE 2018 VINTAGE

The 2018 growing season kicked off with a nice, even spring. July brought in hotter temperatures, as well as some smoke from surrounding fires. But by the second week of August, the weather cooled off considerably to usher in one of the most ideal ripening seasons in recent history.

September brought beautiful, mild weather, offering the fruit several extra weeks to hang during long, sun-filled fall days. Harvest wrapped up on October 15th, producing wines that are balanced with great fruit expression. A harvest to remember, indeed!

VITICULTURE

100% estate, sustainably farmed
Founding member of VINEA


WINE SPECIFICS

VARIETALS: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
ESTATE VINEYARDS: 33% Pepper Bridge, 31% Summit View, 15% Octave, 11% Goff, 10% Seven Hills
APPELLATION: 100% Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM: 94% French, 6% American; 69% neutral, 31% new
HARVEST DATES: 9/25 -  10/15/2018
FINISHED ALCOHOL: 14.5% 
PRODUCTION: 5,494 cases

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon