Justin Neufeld
 
March 30, 2021 | Justin Neufeld

2018 Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Four of my favorite vineyards all along the Yakima Valley in one wine. This wine highlights the interesting aromatics from cool vineyards in the upper valley and a long finish, from grapes grown in hot sites in the lower valley. We think this wine shows the best of Cabernet in the Yakima Valley.

 It was made with 20% whole berries and cold soaked for 4 days. Fermentation began with native yeast after 3 days. The wine was kept in separate oak barrels until the final blending.

Bottled unfined and unfiltered on August 12th 2020.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards:

  • Artz Vineyard
  • Two Blondes
  • Dineen Vineyard
  • Red Willow Vineyard

21 months in 51% New French Oak Barrels

Tasting Notes: cherry, graphite, baking spices. Round tannins and plush mouthfeel.

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