Our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is blended from four different vineyard sources:
• Heather Hill Vineyard: East of Walla Walla; 17-acres located on the southern border of the Walla Walla appellation. Fifty three percent of the Cabernet grapes came from here.
• Gamache Vineyard: Owners Bob and Roger Gamache planted their first vines in 1982 in a region known unofficially as “White Bluffs,” 38 miles north of Pasco. Thirty six percent of the Cabernet and the 3% of Cabernet Franc grapes were grown here.
• Stone Tree Vineyard: On the Wahluke Slope, near Mattawa at the foot of the Saddle
Mountains. The Petit Verdot (6% of the blend) grew here.
• Alder Ridge Vineyard: The vineyard overlooks the Columbia River west of Paterson, which tempers the climate so it’s cooler in summer and warmer in winter. The Merlot, 3% of the final blend, is from here.
Deep red-ruby hue. Aromas of cherry, mountain berries, currants and dark chocolate truffle initially on the nose, opening to a broad spectrum of cherry, raspberry, dark plum, and red currant with hints of bay leaf. Supple texture, with harmonious, elegant and nicely integrated oak. Mineral notes fuse to the finish, with earthy flavors and silty tannins drawing towards a long and savory close.
Wine color: Red