2011 Dineen Vineyard : Yakima Valley
This charming location near Zillah is quickly becoming our showcase vineyard of the Yakima Valley. Grapes for this wine were raised in Catherine's Block by owner Patrick Dineen and Vineyard Manager Patrick Rawn. The cool location brings out the rich dark berry notes you expect in a Cabernet blend coupled with well structured tannins that finish with hints of chocolate and spice. The Cabernet Franc contributes contrasting dark fruit and savory notes. Violets emerge with decanting and time spent in air. Special thanks to the Two Pats!
Bottled on 7/21/14; 152 cases produced; Alcohol: 13.28%; pH 3.55, TA 6.23 g/L.
63% Cabernet Sauvignon (Dineen Vineyard)
37% Cabernet Franc (Dineen Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in 43% new French oak from Tonnellerie Doreau (selection Thierry) and Orion M+, the balance seasoned French oak from Tonnellerie de Jarnac and Alain Fouquet.