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2017 Powers Cabernet Sauvignon


Winemaker's Notes

With all these great vineyard sites to choose from, we were able to have the lots harvested from late-September through mid-November.  We took this opportunity to blend the perfectly ripe and balanced fruit with great acidity and tannin structure into a very complex yet approachable Cabernet.  Most of the lots were fermented in our upright stainless-steel fermenters using PDM yeast with the exception of the Kiona and Champoux Vineyard Cabernets and Merlots as these lots we used our pump-under method using PDM yeast to moderate the tannins from both of these older vineyard sites.  This wine finished malolactic fermentation in tank, then was aged in French Oak barrels for 20months.  60% of blend were aged in 2nd use, 10% in 3rd fill, and the final 30% of the blend in neutral French oak barrels. 

Blend/Vineyard Notes

82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, & 5% Carménère

25% Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet, Yakima Valley      
20% Champoux Vineyard Cabernet, Horse Heaven Hills   
18% Ravens Cliff Vineyard Cabernet, Wahluke Slope  
19% Goose Ridge Vineyard Cabernet, Columbia Valley
6% Sheridan Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Wahluke Slope                         
5% Goose Ridge Vineyard Merlot, Columbia Valley      
2% Champoux Vineyard Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills        
1% Kiona Vineyard Carménère, Red Mountain 


Tasting Notes

Aromas of bright blueberry, dark cherry, vanilla, and spice.  On the palate, layered notes of dried cherries, plum, licorice, tobacco, and white pepper.   

Technical Data

Bottled:  September 2019

Alcohol: 14%

Residual Sugar: 0.00

Cases Produced: 3,500


2017 Powers Cabernet Sauvignon
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