A classic Une Vallée, showing blackberry and blue fruits, vanilla, and baking spice on the nose. Delicious black and blue fruits, spice, licorice, and floral notes come through on the palate. Full-bodied, artfully balanced acidity with silky smooth tannins and a long pleasing finish. Well-balanced, good complexity and will get even better with some age.
Walla Walla Valley
56% Cabernet Sauvignon, McClellan Vineyard
38% Merlot, Seven Hills Vineyard
6% Cabernet Franc, Watermill Estate Vineyard
TA 0.57 g/100mL
Alcohol 14.1% By Volume
Small open top stainless steel tanks. The cap was punched down three times per day. Free run juice was transferred to French oak barrels to complete fermentation.
Aged 17 months in small oak barrels. 60% new French oak
February 23, 2011
April 1, 2011