A bowl of fruit greets you on the nose, followed by ripe red fruit with a beautiful hint of minerality, white pepper, and warm baking spices. The lush fruit is round and full in the mouth. Sweet tannins provide a gentle framework that lead into powdery, velvety tannins on the finish.
The fruit for this wine is grown at our acclaimed Estate Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills and our newly planted Chapman Creek Vineyard in the Columbia Valley. The fruit is exposed to long, hot, summer days with cool nights allowing uniform ripening, flavor development, bright acidity, and rich dark color. Well balanced crop levels have allowed us to create wines with great depth and concentration.