Powers Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2016, Sheridan Vineyard, Yakima Valley, Washington

2015 vintage -100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 100% Sheridan Vineyard. Sheridan Vineyard is located in the heart of the Yakima Valley AVA. This is the 7th release of this wine. The fruit was harvested in late October with a brix level of 25.2 with a tremendous balance of acidity and fruit. PDM yeast was used in the pump-under fermenter with the wine completing 100% malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. The wine aged for 30 months in 50% new French oak barrels. “The 2016 vintage shows very complex aromatics of dried Bing cherry, blackberries, anise, and graphite with a hint of herbs and spice on the nose. The palate has layered dense flavors of black currant, cherry and spice with a nice touch of minerality that completes that concentrated but delicate mouthfeel. It is this nice balance of fine and complex tannins alongside a bright fruit intensity with a nice touch of minerality, oak, and a sturdy backbone of acidity that are the characteristics we love about the Sheridan Vineyard site and what we think sets it apart.” – from the Winery