2012 Arianses Vineyard : Columbia Valley
This is the debut of a new field blend from Arianses Vineyard near Desert Air along the Columbia River just south of Mattawa. Special thanks to vineyard owner Bruce Zunser for his care and vision in growing this wine and offering us this field blend. Cab is dominant, but all varietals offer significant sensory components. The cellar "secrets" contributing to the blend are multi yeast fermentations, batonage, and early integration thru blending. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Bottled on 7/27/14; 125 cases were produced; Alcohol: 13.98%; pH 3.68, TA 6.1 g/L.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon ((Arianses Vineyard)
20% Merlot (Arianses Vineyard)
18% Cabernet Franc (Arianses Vineyard)
12% Petit Verdot (Arianses Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in Export style barrels of 20% new French oak from Artisan Barrel Selection, and seasoned French oak from Alain Fouquet, Ton. de Jarnac, Vernou, and Saury.