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Fall Release 2017

 

2017 Fall Wine Club

2015 Estate Malbec

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Cases Produced:  388

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley

Varietal Blend:

100% Clone 4 Malbec

Vineyard Blend:

100% Castillo de Feliciana, Milton-Freewater, OR

Oak:

27% New American Oak,

Cooper: Seguin Moreau

73% Neutral French and Neutral American Oak

pH: 4.06

TA: 5.7g/L

Alcohol: 15.5%

Harvested: September 25, 2015

Bottled: July 2017

Barrel Maturation: 22 months

 

WINEMAKER NOTES

Our 2015 Estate Malbec pours a deep, glass-staining, purple black. Dark and dense aromatics of cedar, blackberry, and chocolate-coated cherry mingle with star anise, peppercorn and smoke.  A rich and chewy weight supports savory tobacco notes, black cherry, and cocoa dusted tannins. Enjoy this big, potent, and bold Malbec now through 2025.

2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Cases Produced: 227

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley

Vineyard Blend:

100% Castillo de Feliciana, Milton-Freewater, OR

Varietal Blend:

100% Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon

Oak:

33% New French Oak

Cooper: Taransaud

67% Neutral French and American Oak

pH: 3.80

TA: 6.4g/L

Alcohol: 14.9%

Harvested: October 2, 2015

Bottled: July 2017

Barrel Maturation: 21 months

 

WINEMAKER NOTES

Our Estate-raised 100% Cabernet Sauvignon tantalizes the olfactory senses with concentrated candied grape aromatics and black currant. As the wine opens, layers of sweet orange peel, herbes de Provence, and pencil lead provide unique complexity. On the palate, the wine begins wide and expansive, with juicy blackberry and cassis taking lead. Gently extracted tannins provide a dry, dusty sensation, while moderate acidity lends to an overall bright, lively, and mouth watering finish.

2015 Estate Tempranillo

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Cases Produced: 300

Appellation: Walla Walla Valley

Vineyard Blend:

100% Castillo de Feliciana, Milton-Freewater OR

Varietal Blend:

 

100% Clone 1 Tempranillo

Oak:

18% New American Oak

Cooper: AP John

82% Neutral American and French Oak

pH: 4.19

TA: 5.3g/L

Alcohol: 14.8%

Harvested: September 4th, 2015

Bottled: July 2017

Barrel Maturation: 22 months

WINEMAKER NOTES

The premier of our 100% Clone 1 Tempranillo pours dark crimson with brilliant ruby highlights. To preserve varietal nuances, I carefully spiced the wine with 19% New American Oak. The aromatics are fresh and bright, with layers of dried Bing cherry, raspberry, loamy earth, and roasted coffee.  Medium in body, the middle is characterized by savory notes of smoked meats, mild olive brine, and ripe skin tannins. The finish is dry, lightly acidic, and boasts rich notes of minerals and soft smoke.

2015 Bolsa Negra "Black Purse"

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Varietal Blend:
50% Malbec
30% Petit Verdot
20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard Blend:
50% Phinny Hill Vineyard Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, WA
20% Phinny Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, WA
30% Summit View Vineyard Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley, OR

Oak Composition:
33% New French Oak
67% Neutral French and American Oak

Harvested: September 2015

Bottled: July 2017

Cases Produced: 150

pH: 3.90

TA: 6.4 g/L

Alcohol: 14.9%

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2015 “Bolsa Negra” pays homage to Feliciana’s black purse and her inspiration for the creation of the winery.  For the 7th version of this reserve wine, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon have been blended to produce a dense, potent wine, boasting a saturated jet-black color.  A bouquet of plum, blackberry, and fig weave with rosebud, cinnamon, and cedar. The mouthfeel is heavily textured, with wide tannins that carry rich flavors of cured tobacco leaf and caffé mocha. The lengthy finish is marked with a chewy viscosity and an overall silken sensation. Enjoy this wine now through 2025.