Crushed gently and dropped by gravity into small 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked a minimum of 48 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand-punched and pressed directly to barrel, where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentation.
Deceptively sweet aromas of strawberries, raspberries and rose petals. The flavors are dark, rich, lusciously mouthwatering, with cherries, boysenberries, tart plum skins, hints of leather, sweet pipe tobacco, and coffee beans. The tannins are firm, but not a bit edgy and the finish lingers with just a touch of anise. A truly lovely vintage.
Release Info: Released December 2017
Appelation: Columbia Valley
• 29% Merlot
• 26% Cabernet Sauvignon
• 22% Syrah
• 11% Cabernet Franc
• 3% Sangiovese
• 2% Malbec
• 2% Petit Verdot
• 2% Grenache
• 2% Mourvèdre and 1% Counoise.
Cooperage: The wine is on 40% new oak barrels, mostly French and American oak with a compliment of Eastern European oak for 16 months.
Acidity & PH: pH 3.62 & TA 0.60
Cases: 17000 Cases
Prices: $20/bottle  $216/case