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Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2003

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Winemaker Notes: Our 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon offers intense aromas of dark berry and chocolate with the right hint of mineral and a spicy, smoky, cedar character. This full-bodied wine has a smooth and silky mouthfeel, saturated with bright flavors of dried cherries, boysenberries and black plums. A touch of thyme and cassis adds to the complexity. The wonderful texture lingers gracefully and begs you to take another sip. - Jean-François Pellet, Winemaker The 2003 Vintage Although the Walla Walla Valley’s 2003 growing season was one of the warmest and driest in the past decade, our estate-vineyard grapes thrived. During the long, warm days, the grapes savored the sun and ripened to ideal sugar levels. Cool nights locked in acid levels, creating well-balanced flavors. Our wines from this vintage are expressive and concentrated with silky tannins. Wine Specifics: Varietal(s): 95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.3 % Merlot, 2.2% Malbec Vineyard(s): 63.8% Seven Hills Vineyard, 36.2% Pepper Bridge Vineyard Appellation: 100% Walla Walla Valley Oak Program: 67% new oak, 33% used oak;100% French oak Time in Barrels: 22 months Harvest Date(s): September 3 through October 7, 2003 Brix at Harvest: 25.3 Total Acidity: 0.57 g/ml pH: 3.75 Finished Alcohol: 13.9% by volume Total Production: 3,142 9-liter cases and 100 cases of magnums

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Pepper Bridge Winery:
At Pepper Bridge, a family-owned estate winery, our mission is to make ultra-premium, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines that showcase our Walla Walla Valley estate vineyards. These vineyards, Pepper Bridge Vineyard and Seven Hills Vineyard, are recognized as two of the best — not only in the appellation — but also in the state. In these vineyards, we practice sustainable viticultu... Read more
At Pepper Bridge, a family-owned estate winery, our mission is to make ultra-premium, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines that showcase our Walla Walla Valley estate vineyards. These vineyards, Pepper Bridge Vineyard and Seven Hills Vineyard, are recognized as two of the best — not only in the appellation — but also in the state. In these vineyards, we practice sustainable viticulture, remaining committed to the long-term viability of the winemaking industry in the Walla Walla Valley. Our wines have received widespread acclaim and have been recommended by tasters worldwide since our first vintage. Critics have used words such as “elegant,” “killer,” and “stylish” to describe our Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Read less

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Winemaker Notes: Our 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon offers intense aromas of dark berry and chocolate with the right hint of mineral and a spicy, smoky, cedar character. This full-bodied wine has a smooth and silky mouthfeel, saturated with bright flavors of dried cherries, boysenberries and black plums. A touch of thyme and cassis adds to the complexity. The wonderful texture lingers gracefully and begs you to take another sip. - Jean-François Pellet, Winemaker The 2003 Vintage Although the Walla Walla Valley’s 2003 growing season was one of the warmest and driest in the past decade, our estate-vineyard grapes thrived. During the long, warm days, the grapes savored the sun and ripened to ideal sugar levels. Cool nights locked in acid levels, creating well-balanced flavors. Our wines from this vintage are expressive and concentrated with silky tannins. Wine Specifics: Varietal(s): 95.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.3 % Merlot, 2.2% Malbec Vineyard(s): 63.8% Seven Hills Vineyard, 36.2% Pepper Bridge Vineyard Appellation: 100% Walla Walla Valley Oak Program: 67% new oak, 33% used oak;100% French oak Time in Barrels: 22 months Harvest Date(s): September 3 through October 7, 2003 Brix at Harvest: 25.3 Total Acidity: 0.57 g/ml pH: 3.75 Finished Alcohol: 13.9% by volume Total Production: 3,142 9-liter cases and 100 cases of magnums

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