ESTATE GROWN — Columbia Valley
• COMPOSITION: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
• pH: 3.7
• TA: 6.4 g/L
• ALCOHOL: 12.65%
• PRODUCTION: 380 cases
• BOTTLED: August 2015
The 2013 growing season was one of the hottest on records, right in stride with 1998 and 2003. Hot, 90 degree temperatures came on in early spring, prompting an earlier than average bud break. This hot spell was followed up by welcome spring rains that helped establish healthy canopies early in the season with bloom occurring early in June. Intense heat hung around from late June into mid-September when a dramatic shift in weather brought us a nice cool, but dry fall allowing for good hang time.
Intensely colored, this brooding Cabernet opens. with aromas of concentrated red fruits, layered with freshly roasted coffee, hints sandalwood and black currant. Bright acidity carries through to lush flavors of brandied cherries and subtle exotic spice. A long persistent finish is inviting, and wont let you forget this is Cabernet Sauvignon.