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2016 Estate Reserve

2016
Estate Reserve

Winemaker Notes

Only the second vintage of this wine as we set out in 2015 with the singular and simple goal of crafting the best possible red wine, exclusively from our estate vineyards. We truly and honestly only want to express and showcase the uniqueness of these individual sites. Dark ruby in color, this wine shows darker fruit aromatically—blackberry cobbler, menthol, vanilla, cigar box, and boysenberry. Firm tannins and nice acidity—a complete expression of the McQueen vineyard. This comes around with great lush tannin from our LeFore vineyard in the Rocks District that makes up almost half of the blend. The wine slowly evolves on the palate and builds with incredible length, rich texture, and lasting finish. Drink now through 2046.

APPELLATION
Walla Walla Valley
VINEYARDS
McQueen
LeFore
Bob Healy
BLEND PROFILE
78% Cabernet Sauvignon
11% Petit Verdot
11% Malbec
BARREL / AGING PROGRAM
22 months in new and second fill French oak barrels
PRODUCTION
Cases Produced: 220
CELLARING RECOMMENDATION
5 years from vintage year or up to 15-20 years