2017 'Invader' Tempranillo
Released 6/15/18 ・ 145 Cases ・ 14.5% ALC
Our 5th vintage of Tempranillo exhibits classic varietal aromas and flavors of black cherry, fig, leather, tobacco, and cedar with herbal notes. This full-bodied wine has chalky tannins and a long, peppery finish.
This wine is a blend of grapes 50% from the foothills of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla Valley and 50% from Numeral Mountain Vineyard, a beautiful site that overlooks the majestic Columbia River in Entiat. The grapes are hand-picked and hand-sorted; then destemmed into small bins for a 3-day cold soak, followed by 12 days of primary fermentation. The wine was sent to a combination of French and American oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and 18 months of aging.