Ryan Patrick Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
|Region||United States, Washington, Wahluke Slope|
Vineyards: 100% Wahluke Slope – 97% Clifton Hill, 3% Northridge.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes were gently destemmed and allowed to cold soak in the tank prior to inoculation with yeast strains selected to emphasize terroir and varietal character. Once fermentation began (in stainless steel) the grapes were pumped over twice a day to aid in the extraction of color and tannin. After 29 days, the free run wine was drained away from the grapes and sent to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
Winemaker Comments: “ to showcase the unique style Clifton Hill Vineyard has to offer. Located in one of the warmest sites in Washington, Clifton Hill provides this Cabernet with intense yet round, lush tannins. The flood soils provide layers upon layers of complexity, complementing the ripe fruit with savory herb and tobacco components. The vineyard speaks for itself in this wine.” –Jeremy Santo, Winemaker
Crisp tannins underlie meaty cherry and pepper flavors that pick up momentum on a medium frame as they flow into the finish.