A warm spring and summer with no heat spikes produced an early vintage and we were blessed with no significant rain at harvest. There was little to no disease pressure and alcohol levels remained moderate allowing for flourishing intense flavors. In the end, we think this will go down as a great year for Washington wine.
Product Information Specifications for 2014 Naked Winery "Naked" Columbia Valley Merlot 750 mL Below:
2012 Stomping Girl Lauterbach Hill Russian River Pinot Noir Wine 750 mL
Manufacturer: Stomping Girl
Brand: Stomping Girl
Lauterbach Hill Vineyard is owned by boutique grower and producer Stew Lauterbach. Stew's Pinot and Syrah hillside vineyard, just off River and Olivet Road behind Marintelli Winery, is meticulously farmed by Lee Martinelli Jr. Sustainable growing practices are a priority as evident by the birds of prey calling boxes and owl boxes scattered throughout the vineyard. Stomping Girl's dedicated rows are comprised of Pommard and Dijon clones.
Washington Cabernet & Oregon Syrah Bundle, Mixed Pack, 2 x 750 mL, by Naked Winery
Manufacturer: Naked Winery
Brand: Naked Winery
We were very happy with 2012 as the vintage was very similar to 2008. It is one of the best in recent memory. Fall conditions supported long hang times without over ripening. That steadiness allowed the fruit to develop great structure and elegance. This is balanced with acidity from the cool nights plus the concentration of color, tannins and richness because of the warm days.
Moniker Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine showcasing three clones – 4, 337 and 191 – from Ukiah Valley’s finest southwestern exposed sites. From maceration to fermentation, we worked to preserve the wine’s tannic backbone: cold soaking the grapes for two days, pumping over the cap, and briefly leaving some of the lots on the skins for greater extraction. We chose a Languedoc yeast strain prized for delivering optimum fore-mouth volume while retaining varietally correct flavors, then blended in a touch of Petite Sirah for power and Cabernet Franc for a lacing of tobacco. French oak’s unique propensity to gather complex flavors over time harmonizes with the secondary tones this Cabernet Sauvignon will develop with age.
2014 Diversion Washington Cabernet Sauvignon 750 mL Wine
Manufacturer: Copper River Estates
2014 was another very warm growing season for Washington State, ideal for late ripening varietals, such as Cabernet Sauvignon. We produced a classic Washington Cabernet blended with a touch of Cabernet Franc, with fine integrated tannins. The wine was aged for 14 months in a combination of new and used French and American oak. A long fermentation (up to 30 days), led to great extraction, creating full bodied wine.