This wine was produced from 63% Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard, 22% Pepper Bridge Vineyard, and 15% Seven Hills Vineyard merlot. The average brix was 24.5° at harvest. Average yield was under three tons per acre. The wine was aged in new chateau barrels after small stainless steel tank fermentation, with punch down and pump over techiques.
The abiltity to blend with these three vineyards has given a spectacular Walla Walla Valley merlot, with deep color, ripe cherry, chocolate, mocha, and spice. The wine is firm, but elegant, and the finish is long and generous. This wine may be consumed now, but it will improve significantly with bottle age. With proper storage, this wine should be enjoyable for ten years.