2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation

Walla Walla Valley

Vineyards

Anna Marie, Dugger Creek, Pepper Bridge, and McClellan Vineyards

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

The 2021 vintage was by no means a normal year. It was exceptional and challenging. Cold weather at budbreak, triple digit heat dome in June, and ideal conditions during September and October. The vines yielded historically light crops which resulted in very high-quality fruit. Good for the winemakers, not so good for the winegrowers. The wines are blockbusters! This wine has a gorgeous dark ruby color in the glass.  Bursting with aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, black cherry, blueberry, cigar box, cocoa, vanilla, and spice. Rich and concentrated with ample tannins, and a plush mouthfeel.  Pair with a juicy steak, your favorite burger or simply savor while relaxing with friends. Cheers!

Drink or Hold.

93 PointsOwen Bargreen
91 PointsWine & Spirits
91 Points Sean Sullivan, NW Wine Report

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