2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, McClellan Estate Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley
McClellan Estate Vineyard lies at the southern edge of the Walla Walla Valley, adjacent to the original Seven Hills Vineyard. We have been growing grapes in this specific terroir for over 35 years. This foundation allowed us to establish McClellan Estate Vineyard in 2003, employing the best varietals, clones, trellising systems and vineyard practices most suited to this specific site. After a decade we began to understand the uniqueness of this site, as expressed in the wines it has produced. The 2014 vintage marks our third single vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon from McClellan Estate and is the culmination of much patience and effort.
The wine is violet in color with blackberry and black plum fruit, offering undertones of licorice and white pepper. The texture is soft, with integrated tannins and balanced structure. This wine is enjoyable now, but will cellar well for eight to ten years from vintage.