2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley
Anna Marie Vineyard, Dugger Creek Vineyard, McClellan Estate Vineyard, and Seven Hills Vineyard
Small open top stainless steel tanks. The cap was punched down three times per day by hand. Free run juice was transferred to French oak barrels to complete fermentation.
17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
2017 was an extraordinary vintage in the Walla Walla Valley with perfect conditions for retaining freshness and purity of fruit. This wine beautifully showcases the complex aromas of cassis, black cherry and graphite, with hints of soy, umami, cocoa nibs, sweet herb and vanilla. Flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and plum dance on the palate. A big, rich, luscious mouthful of Walla Walla Cabernet at its best, with a pleasant lingering finish. Enjoy!
Drink or Hold.
93 Points – Owen Bargreen, Washington Wine Blog