Region: Washington State - Dionysis 12%, Pepper Bridge 18%, Seven Hills 31%, Wallula 39
A 100% atypical Washington merlot from 4 vineyards in 3 AVAs (Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Walla Walla Valley). The unique, small, famous blocks in Seven Hills and Pepper Bridge form the backbone of this wine. Elegance is added from Dionysis, one of the Sagemoor Vineyards on the gorgeous Hanford Reach free-flowing section of the mighty Columbia River. Aromatics from Wallula Vineyard, a fabulous piece of dirt, round out this wine into a plump mouthful with good acidity on the finish.
Showy, gorgeous body like having a date with a super model, all amazing but more legs than most. This wine is a masterpiece of special blocks blended to perfection after three years of gentle handling and cool underground aging.
300 cases produced
Region: Washington State - BACCHUS 23%, CHAMPOUX 4%, GAMACHE 5%, HIGHTOWER 6%, LOESS 4%, PEPPER BRIDGE 4%, SEVEN HILLS 20%, WALLULA 20%, WEINBAU 6% & WINDROW 8%
Varietals: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Cab Franc
Hand-picked grapes, simple crush, cold-soak for 3 days, ferment for another 18 at cool temperatures, hand-punch 3 times a day, hand-press on a wooden basket press.
1200 cases produced
Region: Washington State - Champoux in Horse Heaven Hills 75%, Loess Vineyard in Walla Walla Valley 25%
Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
75% Champoux aged 36 months in new Taransaud French oak
25% Loess aged 36 months in 250 gallon Radoux French oak oval
Once again (this dog will hunt), another combination of aged 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (75% Champoux Vineyard and 25% Leonetti Estate Loess Vineyard). Get ready for more big smiles with the high-toned, smoky, toasted pecan, molasses, cassis with dried cherries and violets. Tastes like a giant smooth Old World Cabernet Sauvignon. The maestro, Gary Figgins, left here with a case of it. Its pretty much The Bomb, I mean, if you like big long cabs. : )
100 cases produced