Inky purple color with aromas and flavors of dark fruit, violets, and caramel with chewy tannins.
78% Petit Verdot
18% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Cabernet Franc
Petit Verdot: Angiolina Vineyard, Yakima Valley AVA, WA
Cabernet Sauvignon: Gilbert Vineyards, Horse Heaven Hills AVA, WA
Cabernet Franc: Six Prong Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills AVA, WA
Carménère: Gilbert Vineyards, Wahluke Slope AVA, WA
WINEMAKER NOTES: Notorious for its late ripening, our 2014 Petit Verdot grapes benefited greatly from one of the hottest vintages on record. Despite the intense heat, the grapes ripened with characteristically high acidity. For perfect balance, we chose a small quantity of traditional Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Carménère) to round out the wine. Knowing it was dense and dark, we felt the flavor profile would match up nicely with American oak. While not aged in whiskey barrels, the cooper we chose for this wine is a famed Kentucky whiskey barrel producer that makes wine barrels on the side. Vanilla, caramel, and mocha are all elements that interplay nicely with the rich, concentrated fruit.
- Double Gold – 2018 Cascadia Wine Competition
- Gold – 2019 Great American International Wine Competition
- Gold – 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
- Gold – 2018 San Diego International Wine and Spirits Challenge (92 Points)
- Bacon-wrapped, blue-cheese-stuffed dates
- Chicken satay
- Game birds
- Caramelized onion and mushroom-topped steak
- Sage Cheddar
Please note: Full-bodied reds are prone to having sediment present in the bottle. Dropping sediment is a normal, natural and harmless occurrence in red wines that happens when a wine ages. Click here to read more.