Grapes are grown on the Wahluke Slope, one of the warmest areas in the state.
Vineyards receive only 6-8 inches of rainfall annually.
Drip irrigation is used, allowing precise control of vine growth patterns.
Soils are deep and sandy with low water-holding capacity.
After inoculating the grapes with Prise de Mousse and Fermavin yeasts, whole
berry fruit was fermented on the skins in open top fermenters.
After 5 days on the skins, free run juice placed in small stainless steel fermenters.
15 months barrel aging in French and American oak, 20% new barrels.
Gravity racking every three months to naturally filter the wine.
Rich black cherry aromas with tones of rosemary and sage. Flavors mimic
aromas with soft juicy palate rounded by accents of sweet oak.