Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon is slightly cooler and later ripening. In an early, warm year like 2014, the cooler temps in the fall, enabled longer hangtime and flavor development. We sourced from three premium Walla Walla vineyards for the perfect balance of: dark fruit flavor; a full, rich mouthfeel; vibrancy; power; and firm tannins.
Bigger and bolder underlines our commitment to work with Walla Walla fruit which is more mature and available now compared to when we started the winery 15 years ago. Minnick Hills and Seven Hills vineyards in Walla Walla, are VINEA certified and align with our commitment to work with vineyards where management has the utmost respect of the land.
Cabernet Sauvignon has thicker skins and lends itself to extended maceration post fermentation to fully extract all the flavors, sometimes up to a full month on the skins.
More European in style with a solid structure and dark flavors. The full mouth feel is extracted, rich, and framed by thick tannins.
NOSE: blue fruit, cola, clove, and black currant
MOUTH: elegant layers of blackberry, chocolate, black currant, spice, and ripe cherry
FOOD & WINE PAIRING: a big juicy steak or burger, blue cheese, sweet Asian glazed short ribs, pork tenderloin