Wahluke Slope, Clifton Bluff, Northridge.
The grapes were gently destemmed and
allowed to cold soak in the tank prior to inoculation with yeast strains selected to
emphasize terroir and varietal character. Once fermentation began (in stainless
steel tanks) the grapes were pumped over twice daily to aid in the extraction of
color and tannin. After about seven days, the free run wine was drained away
from the grapes and sent to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
“An approachable red blend with rich and ripe flavors. We source fruit from vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley emphasizing backbone and depth, characteristics intrinsic to the style of our Redhead Red.” – Jeremy Santo, Winemaker
Aroma: Black cherry and ripe raspberry with dark chocolate, savory herb and red currant.
Flavor: A juicy entry with a plush midpalate and a long fruit driven finish.
Varietals: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon , 11% Syrah, 11% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot.
15% New American Oak for seven months