This beautifully aromatic rosé draws you in with fascinating layers of cantaloupe, honeydew, apricot and pink grapefruit, along with hints of raspberry, apple skin and wet river rocks. On the palate it is bright, refreshing and delightfully dry, with an undercurrent of shimmering acidity adding poise and energy to the alluring flavors of white raspberry, Rainier cherry and citrus zest as they glide to a crisp, mineral-driven 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.