This historic planting on the Wahluke Slope continues to serve as an example of Washington state’s diversity and consistency, showing how a silty loam site that drew the attention of a German Riesling producer in the 1980s also provides an seemingly endless string of Cabs in the 90s for famed Woodinville winemaker Mike Januik. The 20+ months in 50% new French oak barrels opens the aromas of light toast with dusty dark cherries and pencil shavings. Those cherries pick up more juicy dark purple fruit tones akin to blackcurrant and blackberry, bringing pleasing acidity. A lingering pinch of tannin bodes well for aging and pairing with proteins.
Production: 500 cases