2014 Pentad, Vintage Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley
Pentad represents our highest achievement in winemaking, a wine of wholeness, balance and evolving complexity. It is bottled only in the most exceptional vintages. The 2014 vintage is our first release of Pentad in two years, and only our 9th vintage ever produced. The 2014 vintage was very warm and produced generous, plush wines with already well integrated tannin and acid structure. They are deceptively approachable yet very capable of ageing in the cellar.
The color of the 2014 vintage is a very dark red. The aroma reveals a spectrum of fruit and savory components from black cherry and blackberry to leather, cocoa bean, marzipan, rose petal, roasted coffee and sweet spice. On the palate the wine is strikingly supple and of remarkable depth and length. It shows well integrated tannins, dark cassis, plum and cherry fruit accented with fig, mocha, mineral and herbs. The wine is pleasurable already, but capable of aging well for 10-15 years from vintage.