2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
95% Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, and Petit Verdot
The 2021 vintage began with a dry, even spring followed by the hottest summer on record for the Columbia Valley. Due to the heat, overall yields were down 25-50%. With low yields comes high quality - the grapes were remarkably dense, concentrated, and flavorful.
The 2021 Requiem is composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with 5% Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, and Petit Verdot, harvested at the end of September from two sub-AVAs in the Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills and Red Mountain.
Varieties were co-fermented in wooden vats, followed by malolactic conversion and aging in a barrel regimen of 90% French and 10% American oak. The barrels are 30% new, and the balance is second- and third-use. Elevage lasted 20 months before bottling.
PRESS | 91 JS
“Dark chocolate, bay leaves, black plums and hints of tobacco on the nose. Creamy and full-bodied, with a juicy core of ripe black fruit framed by medium-firm tannins. Tasty, chocolatey finish.”
TASTING NOTES |
Densely layered and quite substantial in the mouth, Requiem delivers generous blackberry and black currant fruit, wrapped around a vibrant core of acidity which keeps the wine pert and lively on the palate.
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