2020 Ceres


SMELLS LIKE:  black pepper, graphite, crushed berries, toffee, cured meat
TASTES LIKE:  roasted chili pepper, red plum, cocoa, blackberry
MOUTHFEEL:  well-balanced acidity with a complex flavor and finish
DRINK WITH:  meatballs in tomato sauce, fire-roasted peppers, charcuterie


The growing season began with a mild and dry winter. An abundance of high winds and precipitations in the spring prompted a record year for local crops and early bloom in the beginning of June. We only saw a few days of 100 degrees throughout the entire summer, giving the grapes plenty of comfortable hang time all the way through early fall. We were fortunate that the smoke from the California and Oregon wildfires was only detected in one or two varietals and was not significant enough to influence our winemaking styles in any way. Overall, the season was idyllic and produced well balanced, complex wines with beautiful acidity and richness.


100% estate, sustainably farmed
Founding member of VINEA


VARIETALS: 53% Cabernet Franc, 47% Malbec

VINEYARDS: 53% Summit View, 29% Goff, 18% Seven Hills
APPELLATION: 100% Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM: 100% French; 75% neutral, 25% new
HARVEST DATES: 9/30- 10/14/20
PRODUCTION: 412 cases