This lush and fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon draws you in with alluring aromas of black raspberry, marionberry and Bing cherry, along with hints of minerality and moist, loamy earth. The layers juicy, ripe fruit are echoed on the palate where they are framed by bright acidity and firm tannins, with notions of loamy earth and wet river rocks emerging throughout the long, luscious finish.
The 2021 vintage will be famous for its warm growing season and its drought conditions, which combined to produce historically low yields. While budbreak was two weeks ahead of normal thanks to a warm, dry spring, blustery weather during flowering caused some shatter leading to very low yields. A late-June heatwave led to incredible phenolic development, while a second heatwave during veraison spurred the vines towards early ripening. Harvest started early, with ideal weather throughout September and October, and concluded two weeks ahead of schedule without any pressure from frost or rain. With average Cabernet Sauvignon yields in Walla Walla Valley of just 1.4 tons per acre, our 2021 wines display incredible power, ripeness and intensity.