2013 Arianses Vinyard : Wahluke Slope
This is vintage two 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 the components to offer us this Bordeaux style blend. Cab is dominant, but all varietals offer significant sensory components. The cellar “secrets” contributing to the blend are multi-yeast fermentations, bâtonage, and early integration through blending. We think you’ll enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Bottled 7/25/15; 150 cases produced; Alcohol: 14.19%; pH 3.85, TA 6.0 g/L.
34% Cabernet Sauvignon (Arianses Vineyard)
33% Merlot (Arianses Vineyard)
17% Cabernet Franc (Arianses Vineyard)
16% Petit Verdot (Arianses Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in Export style barrels of 33% new French oak from Ton. Vernou and Doreau, and seasoned French oak from Alain Fouquet, Demptos, and Saury.