Dark ruby red in color with thick, slow moving legs. Bakers Chocolate, blackberry, herbs, spice box and oak mix together to reveal an intoxicating aroma. The fruit is intense, but the oak holds its own, giving a new layer with each smell. The initial flavors are sweet dark cherries, wood, toasted herbs, giving way to tingly spice notes. The flavors keep going, the long finish goes on for miles. This is still just a baby and will age nicely for years to come.
Coyote Canyon Vineyard – Horse Heaven Hills AVA
This blend just keeps getting more fun to make each year. The third lot of our Port is a combination of 2013, 2014. 2015. 2016 and a touch of 2017 vintages. It seems like a wild combination, but it is starting to really take shape. We make some port each year and then we create a blend of the different vintage’s to bottle. We like to keep one barrel of the previous blend and use it the following year. This way the extra barrel we age, always has another component.
The first vintage we used Mourvedre but have gone to a Syrah and Graciano blend sense. I love the way the grapes taste as the hang and dry out. We want to concentrate the flavors as much as possible.
|Vintage||2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Wine Style||Red Wine Port|
|Blend Composition||12.5% Mourvedre, 47% Syrah, 40.5% Graciano|