2017 Sugarloaf Red Wine

Appellation

Yakima Valley

Vineyards

Sugarloaf Vineyard
Grown using the Gobelet method, an ancient vine training technique that requires no trellising and results in bushy, goblet-shaped growth. Common in the Rhône region of southern France.

Fermentation

All four varietals were destemmed and co-fermented in a small open top stainless steel fermenter. The cap was gently punched down by hand three times per day.

Aging

10 months in neutral French oak puncheons

Tasting Notes

Inspired by old-world methods of winemaking and winegrowing, this is a field blend of all four grape varietals which were harvested on the same day and then co-fermented to craft this Southern Rhône-style wine. Aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry, citrus zest, spring flowers, garrigue, and white pepper. Silky smooth tannins and vibrant acidity lead to a long, delicious finish. Enjoy!

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