The 2018 Blackboard Red Wine was crafted from sev- eral vineyards across three AVAs in Washington State: Columbia Valley (80%), Walla Walla Valley (15%) and Red Mountain (5%). Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were hand-harvested in the early fall mornings September 5th - November 12th, 2018.
Upon arriving at the winery, each cluster was hand-sort- ed and fermented in a combination of concrete and stain- less steel tanks. It was then moved to custom French oak barrels for 18 months of cellaring with over 40 individual evaluations by our winemaking team. 4,426 cases were bottled.
"Beautiful notes of currants, strawberry, spice, pureed raspberry, plum jam. Hints of vanilla bean, macerated berries, and cocoa powder carry the palate. A darker fruit wine meant for early drinking with soft tannins and surprising complexity." - Bryan Otis, Proprietor