KAMIAK VINEYARD — Columbia Valley
• COMPOSITION: 98% Tempranillo, 2% Malbec
• OAK PROGRAM: Aged 19 months in 35% New American Oak
• pH: 3.94
• TA: 5.4 g/100mL
• ALCOHOL: 13.7%
• PRODUCTION: 100 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 ear-lier 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 weath-er brought us a nice cool, but dry fall allowing for good hang time.
Aromas of rich black fruits, Bing cherries and pencil shavings. The palate is luscious, full of raspberry, currant, dried Bing cherries and allspice. Structured tannins carry the fruit flavors then wrapping up with lingering flavors of toffee and dark chocolate.