2015 Double Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2015 Double Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is richly layered, expressing great depth and concentration of flavors. Deep, dark garnet in the glass, aromas of ripened black cherry and black raspberry are joined alongside hints of warm, toasty baking spices. The palate is mouth enveloping, with fine grained tannins balanced against a bright acidity and ripe fruit flavors. The flavor profile is very characteristic of our estate vineyard, displaying notes of black cherry, plum, cassis and spice.
Our 90-acre parcel is planted to 1,850 vines per acre, exceeding typical Washington standards; this high density of vines produces less fruit on each individual vine, thus increasing overall quality. The vineyard is planted to a range of different Cabernet Sauvignon clones that have been selected for the characteristics they have displayed from our site over the past decade of winegrowing. The fruit is hand-harvested and we perform daily pump overs for extraction. Once fermentation is accomplished, the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.
The fruit for our 2015 Double Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our esteemed namesake estate vineyard. We focused on lots that were particularly aromatic and rich on the palate to best represent the unique characteristics of the vineyard. 2015 proved to be the warmest Washington vintage on record, which led to early veraison and all vineyard growing benchmarks met well ahead of schedule. The progression of the season resulted in the earliest harvest in Double Canyon’s history, culminating on October 21st.