2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
On the far west reaches of the Yakima Valley, planted at 1200+ ft above the Missoula flood
plain, are 2 iconic sites in Washington. From here we sourced 8 separate clones to complete
this blend. Harvested at optimal ripeness, fermented at cool temperatures, the wine was
pressed after 20 days, and aged in Oak barrels for 24 months to showcase the beauty and
complexity of this noble variety. Intense wine purple to sangria hues illustrate the genetic
predisposition of tiny berries packed with color. Blackberry Liqueur, black currant and
tobacco leaf combine New World flavors from Red Willow, with herbaceous olive and white
pepper notes from compacted clay soils at Slide Mountain. Subtle wood adds a touch of cedar
and pencil to dark fruit, a focused mouthfeel, dusty tannins and a lingering finish for which
Cabernet Sauvignon is famous.
Anticipate this wine to open to an aromatic profile of fruit and herbs by 2020.
Structure should hold well into 2025 providing exceptional pairings.
Bison, lamb chops. Vegetarians lean towards a classic onion and gruyere tart or
Vineyard: 53% Slide Mountain Vineyard, 47% Red Willow Vineyard
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon