Horse Heaven Hills Columbia Valley, Washington. Wind-blown loess on basalt bedrock.
The grapes for Silver Totem come from three vineyards located in the Horse Heaven Hills and the Walla Walla Valley AVAs.
Washington State's volcanic and mineral driven soils
create the ideal environment for Cabernet Sauvignon to
develop its full aromatic potential. The consistently warm
summers and cool evenings of the Pacific Northwest
preserve the natural acidity of Cabernet and produces
a solid tannic structure.
are machine harvested with the latest Pellenc harvester technology
guarantying that only perfect berries are picked. The grapes are then
fermented in stainless steel tanks at our winery. The fermentation
was conducted at high temperatures (85F) for a short period of time
(7 to 10 days) to avoid extracting too many tannins. Half of the wine
is then aged in oak barrels and the other half in tank for 14 month
prior to bottling.
Color: Deep ruby red.
Bouquet: Cherry, cedar and violet.
Taste: Currant and blackberry.
Silver Totem Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with aged ribeye and roasted vegetables