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Saviah Cellars - Distinctive Wines from the Walla Walla Valley

2008 proved to be sensational for this wine. Rich, ripe, focused with black cherry, plum, berry and savory notes on the nose. Dark fruit, earth and spice flavors are mouth coating with excellent balance. The finish reveals notes of dark cocoa and sweet barrel spice.

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APPELLATION:
Columbia Valley

COMPOSITION:
69% Merlot, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
23% Cabernet Sauvignon, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
3% Cabernet Franc, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
3% Malbec, McClellan Estate Vineyard
2% Petit Verdot, Stillwater Creek Vineyard

TECHNICAL NOTES:
pH 3.65
TA 0.55 g/100mL
Alcohol 14.2% By Volume

FERMENTATION:
Small open top stainless steel tanks. The cap was gently punched down by hand three times per day. After gently pressing the young wine was transferred to barrels to complete fermentation.

BARREL AGING:
20 months in small oak barrels
60% New Allier and Troncais French oak

CASES PRODUCED: 521 cases

BOTTLING DATE:
June 9, 2010

RELEASE DATE:
October 1, 2011

 
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