2017 Tempranillo

Appellation

Walla Walla Valley

Vineyards

Funk Estate Vineyard, Dugger Creek Vineyard, Watermill Estate 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, 20% new

Tasting Notes

This delicious Tempranillo truly expresses the mild, near perfect harvest weather we experienced in September and October of 2017. The fruit was able to ripen slowly and evenly. The wine opens with aromas of cherry, plum, charcuterie, sweet herbs, and spice. Silky smooth texture in the mouth, with rich, round flavors of black and red fruits, umami, cocoa nibs with a long savory finish. Pair with anything cooked on the grill, Mexican cuisine, or pizza. Enjoy!

Drink 2020-2030.

92 PointsOwen Bargreen, Washington Wine Blog

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