5 acres sourced
With patience and bottle age, the wines from these grapes will develop Bordeaux-esque restraint, finesse, and a beautiful frame, without too much tannin--just enough for the elegant style.
Just south of Walla Walla near the Oregon border, the soils here are silt loam and wind-blown glacial loess, and lake bed sediment soils which drain extremely well and are full of minerals. A slightly cooler site, Pepper Bridge ripens 10 - 14 days later than many Walla Walla vineyards. The added hang-time and low yields (2.5 tons / acre) allow for slow, full ripening, imbuing depth, age-worthiness, and structure to the fruit.