2016 :Nota Bene Arianses Vineyard : Wahluke Slope
We proudly present another interesting vintage 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. Merlot is dominant, but all varietals offer significant sensory components. The complexity and fruit forward nature of this wine are achieved with multi-yeast fermentations, bâtonage, and early integration through blending. We think you’ll enjoy the fruits of our labor. Bottled 8/4/18; 157 cases produced; Alcohol 14.9%; pH 3.69, TA 6.26 g/L.
50% Merlot (Arianses Vineyard)
25% Cabernet Sauvignon (Arianses Vineyard)
14% Petit Verdot (Arianses Vineyard)
11% Cabernet Franc (Arianses Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged 22 months in 13% once used French oak from Darnajou with the balance seasoned French oak from Alain Fouquet, Ton. deJarnac, and Ton. Vernou plus seasoned American oak from A&K.