Cult of Ceres Messor MMXIV
Winemaker’s Notes – Like it’s 2012 and 2013 predecessors, the 2014 Messor is a Cabernet-based blend from the historic Dionysus Vineyard. As one of the most celebrated vineyards in Washington State viticulture history, the Dusted Valley family is honored to feature this extraordinary place through our third release of Messor, Ceres’ helper god who reaps the harvest. This wine is an extremely limited production and has been carefully tucked away to provide additional time to bottle age. It is an elegant wine with excellent acidity, lovely weight and polish, and ripe, supple tannins.
Vintage Notes – The 2014 Vintage was one of the hottest growing seasons on record, the second consecutive above average and our earliest harvest ever until Mother Nature handed us 2015. The warm temperatures persisted through the ripening season until mid-October. A near-perfect growing season for Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot allowed us to craft a Messor with a considerable amount of Petite Verdot.
Blend – 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petite Verdot, 3% Merlot | Appellation – Columbia Valley | Vineyard – Dionysus Vineyard
Wine Analysis – 5.32 grams/L Total Acidity | 3.98 pH | 14.9% Alcohol
Techniques – 28-31 day maceration. Barrel aged 20 months on fine lees and racked once before bottling. Bottle aged another 18 months prior to release. | Oak Program – 69% new French oak barrels | Production – 763 bottles
Price – $400 Full Retail Price | $300 COC Members ONE 3-pack price | $240 COC Members TWO 3-pack price