2017 Cuvée

The 2017 Cuvée is a red wine blend crafted from several vineyards in two Washington State regions: the Royal Slope (Stillwater Creek + Solaksen and Scarline of Lawrence Vineyards) and the Walla Walla Valley (Pepper Bridge). Farmed using sustainable practices, the fruit growing was controlled to between 4 to 4.5 tons per acre, depending on the varietal. October 17th was the last day of picking, and all grapes were harvested by hand early in the morning before arriving at the winery. Each cluster was sorted by hand with additional berry sorting and each lot was then fermented in either a concrete or stainless-steel tank. To maintain elegance, only the resulting free run juice was used for this wine. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to 26% new French oak barrels for cellaring with every barrel evaluated over 40 times by our winemaking team. After 15 months, 26 barrels were blended, and less than a week later on February 26th, 2019, the limited Cuvée production of only 617 cases was bottled.

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Tasting Notes

Dried strawberry and red currants with a hint of black tea, vanilla bean, dried herbs and spice. The palate is fresh and fleshy, delivering red fruit with just a hint of plum skin and structure that frames the fruit and allows for flexible food pairing. Finishes with great lift and squeezed red berries.

Wine Facts

Appellation:

Columbia Valley

Vineyard(s):

Stillwater Creek, Lawrence Solaksen, Lawrence Scarline, Pepper Bridge

Varietal Composition:

49% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinification:

Fermented in 64% stainless steel and 36% concrete tanks. Aged for 16 months in 28% new French oak.

Alcohol:

14.2%

Cases Produced:

617

Drinkability:

Now-2025

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