Wines 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 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. Ripe flavors are achieved at lower sugars which creates balance and structure.
The 2018 vintage from Columbia Valley, Washington sees 69% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Malbec. The grainy, dark chocolate – cherry is the first introduction of texture and taste. Spice and smoky oak combine with grip and grace.