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WINEMAKER NOTES

SMELLS LIKE:  cayenne-spiced cocoa, dusty blueberry, dried oregano, vanilla
TASTES LIKE:  ripe plum, milk chocolate, black cherry, raspberry sauce
MOUTHFEEL:  approachable tannins with a smooth, chocolatey finish 
DRINK WITH:  meatballs in tomato sauce, turkey with cranberry, brisket, pâté


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: 58% Cabernet Franc, 42% Malbec
ESTATE VINEYARDS: 41% Goff, 35% Seven Hills, and 24% Summit View
APPELLATION: 100% Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM: 100% French; 77% neutral, 23% new
HARVEST DATES: 9/27- 10/13/18
FINISHED ALCOHOL: 14.5% 
PRODUCTION: 411 cases

2018 Ceres