2017 :Nota Bene Arianses Vineyard : Wahluke Slope
We proudly present another interesting vintage from Arianses Vineyard near Desert Aire along the Columbia River just south of Mattawa. Special thanks to vineyard owner Bruce Zunser for his care and vision in growing the components of this Bordeaux-style blend. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot share the leading role, but all varietals offer significant sensory components. This wine’s complexity and fruit-forward nature are achieved with multi-yeast fermentations, bâtonage, and early integration through blending. We think you’ll enjoy the fruits of our labor.
- Bottled 7/27/19
- 125 cases produced
- Alcohol 14.9%
- pH 3.89, TA 6.1 g/L.
38% Cabernet Sauvignon (Arianses Vineyard)
37% Merlot (Arianses Vineyard)
14% Cabernet Franc (Arianses Vineyard)
11% Petit Verdot (Arianses Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged 22 months in seasoned Export-style oak barriques from A&K, Alain Fouquet, and Canton Cooperage and supplemented with French oak infusion from Canton Cooperage.