Red Mountain, Washington State
Ripe black cherry, plum and raspberry aromas follow through on the palate. Flavors of ripe blackberries, plums and mineral carry through with fine grained tannins on the finish.
A return to another “classic” Washington growing season. Bud break occurred slightly later than usual, but a warming trend beginning in late June carried through October for optimal ripening.
Heart of the Hill 96% • Red Mountain AVA
Olsen Brothers 4% • Yakima Valley AVA
Grapes were destemmed and crushed, retaining 90% whole berries. Cold soaked for 48 hours, allowed to ferment with indigenous yeast. Hand punchdowns for 10-26 days depending on lots. Aged for 28 months in 100% French Oak barrels, 82% New.
TA: 6.8 g/L
RS: 0.02 g/L
MA: 0.05 g/L
Yeast Strain: Indigenous
Cases Produced: 140