2013 Proprietor's Reserve Rosso Granato
Gold, 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition
Varietal Composition: 80% Petite Sirah; 20% Zinfandel
19 months in 60% new French, European and American Oak
Juicy with flavors of ripe red fruit, brown sugar and strong cedar characteristics. Full-bodied and luscious with a smooth finish.
Gold, 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition; Gold, 2016 Northwest Wine Summit
Sourced from Art den Hoed’s award-winning Painted Hills Vineyard (Petite Sirah) near the Yakima Valley town of Mabton and Gunkel Vineyard (Zinfandel) in Washington State’s Columbia Valley AVA.
Throughout harvest, Winemaker Richard Batchelor worked closely with the grower and visited the vineyard to taste for maturity and ripeness to determine the precise moment to pick the fruit. Grapes were hand-harvested during the cool hours of the morning to preserve bright fruit notes. This single vineyard lot underwent a five day pre-fermentation cold soak before the tank was allowed to go through a native fermentation to dryness in about 21 days. Only the free run juice was collected and no press fraction was used in the making of this wine. The lots were then aged in barrels with French, European and American oak for 18 months. For the first year this wine was stirred in barrel on its lees and racked when necessary to soften the tannins. After the first 12 months, the wine was racked off the lees for clarity before bottling.
Cases produced: 287