Cult of Ceres Imporcitor MMXV
Winemaker’s Notes – The 2015 Imporcitor® Cabernet is sourced from the incredible Stone Tree Vineyard lying in the heart of the Wahluke Slope bound by the Columbia River and the Saddle Mountains. This 250-acre high elevation vineyard boasting gentle south facing slopes is managed by the most experienced Tedd Wildman. Imporcitor refers to Ceres’ helper god who “ploughs the field with a wide furrow.” This Cabernet based blend showcases the beautiful fruit, minerality and texture that are hallmarks of this vineyard.
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 Malbec 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 – 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec | Appellation – Wahluke Slope | Vineyard – Stone Tree
Wine Analysis – 6.23 grams/L Total Acidity | 3.71 pH | 14.7% Alcohol
Techniques – 20 – 24 day maceration. Barrel aged 20 months on fine lees and racked once before bottling. Bottle aged another 18 months prior to release. | Oak Program – 45% new French oak barrels | Production – 108 bottles
Price – $400 Full Retail Price | $300 COC Members ONE 3-pack price | $240 COC Members TWO 3-pack price