Aromas of blueberry, dark plum, and blackberry jam blend with hints of sweet caramel and cocoa powder. In the palate, the ripe fruit is framed by powdery tannins. The well integrated oak and dusty tannins lead into a velvety finish with a nice touch of acidity on the end. This wine is a lovely balance of power and grace.
The grapes for this wine come from our acclaimed estate vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA.
2014 was oneof the hottest years on record. A moderate winter led into a warm spring and a very hot summer. The warm spring resulted in an early bloom, which caused veraision to occur early. A warm, dry September allowed for longer hang time f the grapes which contributed to concentrated flavor development along with ripe tannins.