Cabernet SauvignonDoc Stewart Vineyard, Wahluke Slope 2012
“EXCELLENT”- Great Northwest Wine–review below
This particularly rich vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon received 40 months of small barrel aging. Each vintage is a slightly different blend, crafted to bring out a full bodied dry red wine that will exhibit the depth of Cabernet. Our 2012 blend has 7% Malbec and 5% Merlot
The Wahluke Slope in Eastern Washington is known for producing big red wines. This region’s gravelly soils, laid down by the epic glacial era floods, keep the vine’s canopy open and sparse; this allows the sun to penetrate the canopy, which helps build wonderful fruit complexity for its wines.
Doc Stewart Vineyard, Wahluke Slope AVA
The old Doc Stewart Vineyard has been farmed organically historically- while no longer certified, the current stewards have stayed close to these farming methods through their tenure. We honor these efforts, so close to our own ideals for farming.
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope
By Great Northwest Wine on February 27, 2016
There’s a natural fit with Brent Charnley’s approach to winemaking and Doc Stewart Vineyard, a planting urged by Walter Clore on Washington’s Wahluke Slope and one with a history of organic farming. There’s a spicy rustic theme running all through this bottling, which spent 32 months in the womb of French and American barrels, a third of them new oak. Contributions of Malbec (7%) and Merlot (5%) help create aromas and flavors of dusty red currant, raspberry, orange peel and herbs de Provence. Juicy acidity, rambunctious tannins and crushed green peppercorns in the finish add to its Old World charm. Enjoy with pot roast, ribs and hearty tomato-based comfort food.
Sip Northwest Awards 2016- SILVER MEDAL, Seattle Wine Awards 2016- BRONZE MEDAL