Embodying the luxurious beauty of the finest Walla Walla Valley Malbec, this intensely aromatic wine beckons with inviting layers of bramble, huckleberry and fresh blueberry, as well as hints of ginger, juniper and crushed cedar leaves. On the palate it is rich and indulgent, with a full-throttle mouthfeel and plush, fine-grained tannins carrying the lush fruit and spice flavors to a long, robust 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.