Grapes are sourced from Washington State’s award-winning most northern vineyard sites, located in the Ancient Lakes AVA and Wahluke Slope. The vineyards have diverse and complex topography with south and north-facing slopes with soils deposited from Missoula, Montana’s glacial lakes. The vineyards boast a variety of soils, from sand to small particle silt, that sits on top of the caliche above the basalt ridge.
Varied terroirs and an elevation of about 1,300 feet lead to more complexity in wines featuring crisp acids, minerality, and vibrant varietally-driven fruit characteristics. Most varieties reach full maturity at lower brix thanks to a cooler climate.
This bottling sees 69% Merlot, 16% Cab Sauvignon, and 15% Malbec. This blend helps open the wine with aromas of herb, orange peel, and plum. This leads to soft, supple blue-fruit flavors that show a pleasing sense of texture over the palate. Light smoky notes linger on the finish.