2015 Carménère, Walla Walla Valley
We work with all the traditional Bordeaux varietals, including Carménère, the “long lost grape.” Grown in the alluvial fan cobblestones of Morrison Vineyard and the volcanic-laced silt loams of Minnick Hills, these are amongst the oldest Carménère vines in Walla Walla. Carménère is always delightful for blending, but in certain vintages it makes an outstanding stand-alone wine. This is our sixth varietal bottling of this unique grape in the fifteen years we have worked with it.
Raspberry and red currant fruit flavors mixed with distinct herb, spice and peppercorn characters. It is lifted and bright with soft tannins, sweet fruit and lingering spice. Carménère is best enjoyed in its youth, anywhere from release to five years from vintage date.