2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Otis
From the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Washington
19 months in 75% new French Oak
Rich, bold and full-bodied. Fruit forward with hints of cedar, cherry and dark red fruits.
Silver, 2018 Seattle Wine Awards
Sourced from the award-winning Otis Vineyard, home of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Washington, located in Washington State’s Yakima Valley AVA.
Throughout harvest, Winemaker Richard Batchelor worked closely with local growers and visited each 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. Each lot underwent a five day pre-fermentation cold soak before the tank was allowed to go through a native fermentation to dryness lasting roughly 21 days. Each lot was fermented separately and then blended before bottling to allow the tannins to meld together. To craft this wine, only the free run juice was collected and no press fraction was blended. The wine was then barrel aged for 19 months in new French Oak. 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 blending and bottling.
Cases Produced: 467