2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alder Ridge Vineyard
Gold, 2017 Seattle Wine Awards
Horse Heaven Hills
22 months in 75% new Taransaud French Oak
Ripe berry fruit and leather aromas that are bright on the nose. A lush palate expands into a delicious array of round tannins that melt away smoothly on the finish.
Gold; 2017 Platinum Wine Awards; Gold; 2017 Seattle Wine Awards
Sourced from award-winning Alder Ridge Vineyard in Washington State’s Horse Heaven Hills 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 Taransaud French oak for 22 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: 213