2007 Big Sky Cuvée

APPELLATION: Columbia Valley
COMPOSITION: 69% Merlot, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
23% Cabernet Sauvignon, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
3% Cabernet Franc, Stillwater Creek Vineyard
3% Malbec, McClellan Estate Vineyard
2% Petit Verdot, McClellan Estate Vineyard
TECHNICAL NOTES: pH 3.59
TA 0.61 g/100mL
Alcohol 14.2% By Volume
FERMENTATION: Small open top stainless steel tanks. The cap was gently
punched down by hand three times per day. After gently
pressing the young wine was transferred to barrels to complete
fermentation.
BARREL AGING: 20 months in small oak barrels
60% New Allier and Troncais French oak
CASES PRODUCED: 632 cases
BOTTLING DATE: June 11, 2009
RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2010
SENSORY NOTES: 2007 was an incredible vintage with a perfect ripeness of
the grapes achieved. Super rich aromas of red and black
fruits, toasted fennel seeds and savory herbs. Delicious
flavors of ripe black cherry, mountain berries, with a touch
of toasty vanilla spice. This wine would go beautifully with
seared elk, bison or lamb loin topped with a wild Montana
huckleberry