Deep, dark, and brooding. Dare I say seductive? Black plum, exotic flowers, grilled meats, sage, and wet earth. Finishes bold and lovely with purity. This wine is dynamic!
Olsen Brothers is located on the Northwest bend of the Yakima River as it turns North at Red Mountain. The elevation averages about 1000 feet and the soils are sandy with broken basalt.
The 2015 harvest was the warmest vintage in recorded history, with fantastic viticulture and a great extended harvest. Because of this, we were able to make some of the most incredible wines to date. The vintage was dry and long with an early bud break and late harvest that had cool evenings to guarantee incredible quality. The 2015 wines have big complex flavors, good acidity and great balance.
Yield: 2.2 tons per acre
100% whole cluster pressed
39 days on skins
20% new French puncheons
80% once-used French oak puncheons
19 mo. barrel-aged on lees
6.3 g/L titratable acidity
97 points, James Suckling
94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 points, Wine Enthusiast
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate)
92+ points, Stephen Tanzer / Vinous
92 points, Wine Spectator