Bookwalter Protagonist 2016
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Winemaker Notes :
The 1991, 1988 & 1987 block Cabernets were hand sorted on the vine closely then picked by Pellenc Selectiv the first weeks of October. We mixed by pump over and punch down for three weeks. The vintage was measured for anthocyanins and tannins daily allowing us a perfect balance of extractables to build into our favorite tanks for these reserves. Fermentation completed in new French oak punchons. We aged on lees reductively developing savory tones complimentary to the powerful fruit. After 20 months, we selected each puncheon for this reserve bottling. We then blended and filtered for purity and aging stability. With the addition of choice Syrah and Cabernet Franc for aromatic lift, the blend describes Cabernet at its most gorgeous vintage expression. This rich wine will age for a decade or two, enjoyable with a host of foods throughout those seasons.
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Franc
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|