On the nose, cranberry, black cherry, citrus peel, clove and leather. Medium body, supple tannins, juicy red and black fruits, savory notes.
The fundamental characteristics of the Willamette Valley’s climate is cool and moderate; ripening each cluster just as fall approaches. Cool-climate wine regions allow for complexities in flavor and tannin development while retaining the backbone of the wine’s acidity. The season started with a cool and wet March, April and May, which pushed bloom back to late June, setting the stage for a later harvest. Warm and dry conditions prevailed through the summer months creating the ideal situation for steady vine growth and fruit ripening.