The vintage of 2016 began quite warm in Washington, with unusual heat spikes for the region as early as April. This warm weather continued throughout the spring with additional episodes of high heat throughout the summer months, leading to ideal veraison in August. The fall was mild and then quite cool in October, which led to gorgeous deep color and ideal tannic structure in the wines.
Perfumed aromas of currants, plum skin, dried herbs and spice make way for more intense notes of smoked raspberry, dried strawberry and vanilla bean. The flavors are layered and concentrated, providing a seamless palate filled with deep cherry, black fruits, sage and baking spices. Delicious, sultry and complex, this wine's wonderful texture and silky tannins carry through to a long and lifted finish fitting for an age-worthy release.
ACIDITY:5.9 g / L
APPELLATION:Columbia Valley & Walla Walla Valley
18 months in French and American oak barrels, 34% new