2016 Hunt & Gather Red Wine
Walla Walla Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon, McClellan Vineyard
Syrah, Funk Estate Vineyard
Small open top stainless steel fermenters. The cap was punched down three times per day by hand. Free run juice was transferred to French oak barrels to complete fermentation.
19 months in French oak barrels, 50% new
Only four barrels of this limited production wine were produced. The name alludes to the two synergistic components which were carefully selected and brought together to create a hedonistic wine. Hunt referring to the meaty, earthy, savory and black olive characteristics from our Rocks District Syrah and Gather connoting the Cabernet Sauvignon which provides a flavorful core of blackberry, cassis, cocoa nibs and spice. Barrel aged and then bottled-aged for two years before release, this wine has a supple texture, with polished tannins and a long generous finish.