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2014 Bookwalter Winery Conflict
Vintage 2014’s warmth was record breaking in many ways. It had the highest recorded tannin and color potential ever in WA. Our entire portfolio holds a volume and weight that matches our house style of bold, rich and smooth reds age worthy for decades. Beginning with an early spring for growing, flowering was early in June. Promising an early and ripe vintage from the vantage of spring, summer temperatures were hotter than average and often record breaking. Verasion was early in August, quick and even all hallmarks of great vintages. Well managed vineyards had fruit shaded from sun burn and healthy canopies to develop full ripeness. A hot September broke into a mild October. We picked all our red fruit under clear skies at a leisurely pace.
Hand harvested merlot and cabernet fruit was sorted by hand and destemmed into open top fermenters for punch down mixing. Chilled and cold soaked for three days for color and freshness the wines were then inoculated and fermented cool below 84F. Pressed after two weeks of skins mixing, free run was barreled first and chosen for this wine. Finishing ferment in cooperage, we aged on lees for body and savory complexity. Aged for 15 months until blending for bottling the wine was vibrant and youthful. Egg white fined and filtered for clarity, this wine will age for over ten years. Enjoy with a host of foods throughout the seasons.
The outstanding merlot from Conner Lee Vineyard’s block 1992 is blended with our old block 1987 cabernet in this reserve wine. Tannic intensity vies for attention with the voluptuous merlot in this classic blend. Notes of blueberries, currants, crème brulèe, savory earthiness and oak fill our reserve Bordeaux blend. Our classical blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon displays the terroir of Conner Lee Vineyard in gorgeous form. We choose the outstanding merlot from block 1992 to blend with our old block 1987 cabernet to build this reserve wine. Warm vintages for Conner Lee Vineyard are our favorites showing off big ripe flavors balanced by the cool site. Expect this wine to last for ten to twenty years and show its best from one year after release.
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