Complex layers roll over the front of the palate. There is an ample body filled with fruit, spice, and earth through the middle. Stout tannins help carry a distinguished wine through a long finish.
Gold Medal - Sunset IWC
2012 brought a return to the classic eastern Washington vintage conditions and a departure from the previous two cooler years experienced in the area. Budbreak was slightly ahead of average and a cool start to the summer slightly delayed vine development. In late July, warm and dry conditions returned and lasted through mid-October, allowing the fruit to ripen in an ideal situation.
Fermentation included cold soaks, punch downs, pump overs, extended maceration, and delestage. This wine saw 22 month in French oak prior to bottling.
|Wine Style||Red Wine|
|Appellation||Walla Walla Valley|