Tranche Estate Cellars
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Classic Cabernet aromas of blackcurrant, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf and earth combine with lifted notes of graphite, black pepper and dried herbs. The wine is full-bodied and creamy in texture with highly polished tannins and a tremendous depth to its earthy, dark fruit flavors. Supple and densely packed tannins combine with seamless minerality to draw out the palate to a rich, long-lasting finish.
Blue Mountain Estate Vineyard is one of the highest elevation vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley. It produces cool, dark and complex fruit profiles with rich, supple tannins. Cabernet blocks were harvested in mid-October with intense color, concentrated fruit flavors, and fully developed phenolics. Gentle handling through fermentation, followed by an extended time on skins, produced a deeply structured and expressive wine, worthy of its 12-month extended bottle maturation prior to release.