This wine has a ruby center with violet edges. The nose has rich blueberry and earthy aromas with subtle anise and toffee notes. The palate offers flavors of blackberry and plum with hints of cinnamon and tabacco leaf.
After a cold winter, early spring was wet through the month of March. Rapidly warming temperatures in April led to buds breaking almost a week early. Favorable conditions continued, leading to a very strong fruit set after bloom in mid-June. Abundance of fruit allowed for meticulous thinning and quality fruit selection.
AVA: Columbia Valley Soils: Shano Silt Loam, Walla Walla Silt Loam, Ellisforde Silt Loam Harvested: September - October 2014 Varietal Composition: 39% Syrah, 38% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon Aged: Aged in French and American Oak barrels for 24 months. Fermentation: De-stemmed prior to cold soak. Twice daily punch downs and/or pump overs. Delestage and extended maceration on select blocks. Alc: 13.5% pH: 3.69 RS: Dry TA: 5.50 g/L
|Wine Style||Red Wine|