2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Walla Walla Valley

Vineyards

Anna Marie Vineyard, Dugger Creek Vineyard, McClellan Estate Vineyard, and Seven Hills Vineyard

Fermentation

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.

Aging

17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new

Tasting Notes

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
90 Points – Wine Spectator
90 Points – Wine Enthusiast
Gold – Seattle Wine Awards

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