The 2017 vintage was a difficult one to start, coming off one of the coldest winters in Eastern Washington’s history. Despite a late frost, our fruit survived. As spring turned into summer, Mother Nature delivered an ideal growing season, long enough for the fruit to fully ripen and short enough to ensure we could harvest before poor weather arrived.
Walla Walla Valley is a slightly cooler AVA and grapes grown here are later to ripen, lending Old World character to the finished wines. The Cabernet varietal represented in this wine show the true nature of Walla Walla Valley. This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with 70% Minnick Hills, and 30% Seven Hills, with each vineyard contributing to this wine’s awesome complexity. We are very fortunate to source grapes from these two outstanding Walla Walla Valley vineyards.
Deep ruby red.
Notes of graphite, bootstrap, sage, and dark red fruits exude from the glass.
Bright, fresh flavors of strawberry and raspberry dominate the palate, with tight, dry, and grippy tannins that are integrated nicely with fruit and oak, leading to a long finish.
Braised Pork Tenderloin or an Eggplant Lasagna.