2012 Laurella

Appellation

Columbia Valley

Vineyards

Dugger Creek Vineyard, Summit View Vineyard, Anna Marie Vineyard, Lewis Vineyard

Fermentation

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

Aging

29 months in French oak barrels, 33% new

Tasting Notes

Super Tuscan inspired, but thoroughly Walla Walla in execution. Aromas of black licorice, dried fig, Italian herbs, and black currant are rounded out by well-integrated barrel spices. Sensuous and lush on the palate, with ripe raspberry, tar, and earth flavors. Velvety tannins lead to an exceptionally smooth finish. An ode to Sam and Theresa Laurella’s family.

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