Mature vines with deep, established roots struggle and naturally produce fewer clusters with smaller berries that ripen slowly. This combination of lower yields, smaller berries, and longer hang time creates wines that are richer, more concentrated, and complex. We found that using older, prominent vineyards brings an extra dimension of complexity and polish to this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bacchus, Sagemoor, and Red Willow Vineyards comprise most of the 2017 Big Papa. This old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, almost opaque-black in color. Aromas of dark cocoa on the nose lead towards flavors of brambly berry and black licorice. The finish is long and seamless.
Burgers, rib eye steak, beef stew, swordfish, bittersweet chocolate and hard cheeses.
Type: Wine - Still - Red
Region: WA State
Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
AVA: Columbia Valley, Bacchus, Sagemoor, and Red Willow vineyards
Pecorino is named after the word for sheep, Pecora. Shepherds tending their flocks high in the Apennine Mountains first discovered this wild grape, and the name gives honor to these mountain pioneers.
15-20 year old vines with a mixture of Abruzzese Pergola and Guyot. Hand-harvested estate fruit, only 5,000 case production.
Vibrant aromas of fresh cut flowers abound with citrus, stone, and tropical fruits. Great texture and density are perfectly balanced by acidity and structure. A subtle tart flavor of rhubarb adds to a lingering finish.
Ideal with seafood and first courses, salads, white meats, goat and sheep cheeses medium firm to dry.
Type: Wine - Still - White
Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Grape: 100% Pecorino
AVA: Terre di Chieti IGP