KAMIAK VINEYARD — Columbia Valley
• COMPOSITION: 100% Tempranillo
• OAK PROGRAM: 100% New Missouri Oak for 31 months
• pH: 3.68
• TA: 6.9 g/100mL
• ALCOHOL: 13.9%
• PRODUCTION: 551 bottles
• BOTTLED: May 2018
2015 kicked off with a mild Winter and early Spring that jump started the growing season in Eastern Washington. Couple that with the hottest Summer on record and the result was the earliest harvest
start to date. Three weeks earlier than average, bud break occurred on the 20th of March and we were already enjoying consistent daily highs in the mid 70s. Like 2014 the heat built quick from there and by mid-May we saw our first day over 100 degrees. Summer was dry and hot, the hottest on record and with that harvest arrived as we picked the first of our Chardonnay on August 26. As we rolled into September the summer heat gave way to a wonderfully dry and warm fall that carried us through till harvests end on October 26th.
That cooling trend allowed our reds extra hang time to develop and refine tannin structure and deepen flavor profiles.
A lusciously dark purple with aromas of spiced rum, tobacco, and toasted bread. Flavors of stone fruit preserves and sandalwood balance with a medium body that ends with a dry finish. This wine stands up to bold barbecue flavors like brisket and carnitas.