This vintage provides very ripe flavors. Rich aromas of blackberry & boysenberry show a hint of orange peel. The palate shows broad, ripe, deep flavors of red & black fruit, with silky tannins framing the finish. Drink 2019 – 2026. Enjoy with roasted lamb with blackberry balsamic reduction sauce, or a simple rosemary au jus sauce.
The summer of 2014 was the hottest on record for most of the Willamette Valley, with nights much warmer than usual. We de-stemmed 100% of the fruit, and fermented in small lots, using indigenous and cultivated yeasts. Fermenters were punched down 2X daily by hand, with gentle pressing. Aged 20 months in 10% new French barrels.