Release Info: Bottled September 2011 & Released November 2011
Appelation: Columbia Valley
• Bacchus Vineyard
(Columbia Valle,Tapteil Vineyard
• Weinbau Vineyard
• Dionysus Vineyard
• Seven Hilly)
• s Vineyard
(Walla Walla Valley)
• DuBrul Vineyard
• Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
• 93% Cabernet Sauvignon
• 4% Merlot
• 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Syrah
Cooperage: 65% new oak, all French oak with the remaining a mix of one year and older French oak. The barrels are from select coopers, the oak from a variety of forests and the wine remained for 22 months in the barrels.
Acidity & PH: pH 3.64 & Total Acidity 0.64
Cases: 1320 Cases
Prices: $32/bottle  $345.6/case
Crushed gently and dropped by gravity into 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked for 24 to 72 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand-punched and pressed directly to barrel where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentations.
Similar to the 2007 and 2008 vintage, hot conditions in the late spring and early summer were offset by cooler nighttime temperatures all summer and cooler overall temperatures closer to maturity maintaining optimal natural acidity levels, creating balanced flavors and allowing for extended hang times.
Dark berry and cherry interlaced with floral notes and a rich earthiness. Intense dark fruit with cocoa and tea lead to a dark chocolate and mocha finish.