Cult of Ceres Messor MMXV
Winemaker’s Notes – The 2015 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 fourth 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 a powerful yet elegant wine with understated weight and polish. The lingering fruit and earthy finish is driven by refreshing acidity and ripe, building supple tannins.
Vintage Notes – The 2015 vintage started a couple of weeks early and never slowed down. Though this was the hottest year on record, Mother Nature sent us a few cool weather patterns right when we needed them, which provided for ripe fruit flavors and balance with big mouth coating fine grain tannins. The relentless heat was great for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon and the Petit Verdot that round out this classic blend. In addition, we finalized construction of our brand new winery production facility during Harvest 2015. The new 12,000 square foot facility is located at our Sconni Block Estate Vineyard in Walla Walla and boasts expansive views of our estate vineyards and the Blue Mountains. The new state of the art winery facility and technology has allowed us to exercise even greater control and precision in our winemaking.
Blend – 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot | Appellation – Columbia Valley | Vineyard – Dionysus Vineyard
Wine Analysis – 5.65 grams/L Total Acidity | 3.96 pH | 14.7% Alcohol
Techniques – 21 – 27 day maceration. Barrel aged 20 months on fine lees and racked once before bottling. Bottle aged another 18 months prior to release. | Oak Program – 100% new French oak barrels | Production – 384 bottles
Price – $400 Full Retail Price | $300 COC Members ONE 3-pack price | $240 COC Members TWO 3-pack price