The 2008 Vintage: A wet spring resulted in smaller berry sizes and was followed by favorable summer temperatures. This resulted in balanced canopies and crop loads producing fruit with intense color and flavor that yielded balanced wines.
The Wine: Northern Bordeaux-like scents with hints of dense, black fruits. Classic Cabernet Sauvignon flavors typical of Washington State; black currants in concentrated palate and very dry with promising flavors revealed in the long finish.
Food Matches: Steak, especially well-charred rib-eyes and braised roasts of beef. Fine with hard, highly-flavored cheeses and all rich dishes.
Descriptors: Strong black fruit flavors complement beef & richly-sauced meats. Perfect complement to dishes with complex, rich sauces.
Date of Harvest: 10/28/2008
Brix at Harvest: 24.8 pH: 3.80
Alcohol: 13.9 %
Varietal mix: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6 % Merlot, 2 % Petite Verdot and 2 % Cabernet Franc
Type of oak: 40 % French, 60 %American
Cases produced: 510 Bottling Date: 8/9/2010