This wine shows classic Dundee Hills aromas of dusty red cherry, baking spice and white pepper, followed by a moderately long finish. It is an ideal food wine with bright acidity and firm tannins that will pair well with roasted pork or chicken with pan juices or a reduction sauce.
The warm, dry summer and fall in 2014 provided plentiful ripe, clean fruit. Hand-harvested grapes are de- stemmed. Both commercial and indigenous yeast are used. The cap is punched down twice daily by hand. After gentle pressing the wine ages 9 months in French oak, 15% new. After natural malolactic fermentation the wine ages 9 more months in neutral oak before bottling.