Ermisch Cellars 2020 Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon
- After making wine at Bodega Calle in Argentina for more than a decade,
but having built our import business from Oregon, we thought it important to finally try our hand with the challenging varietals of Pinot Noir and soon thereafter added this Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
About the Wine
- Grapes are 50% Rocks District and 50% Cockburn Ranch.
- This is very much a hands-on project, and Ermisch can now be found doing most of the work from vineyard pickup to winemaking to bottling.
Vintage: 2020 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Oregon, USA | Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Elaboration: Destemmed and cold soaked for 3 days and then when signs of fermentation started showing, I pitched yeast. I like a combo of native yeast in the beginning and then pitch sometimes, and sometimes not, to finish. Pumped over once and punched down once a day to avoid over extracting tannins. Drained via gravity into barrels and cellared about 12 months. One new American one new French and the rest used Pinot barrels. This was hand-filtered and bottled. Hand-dipped wax finish.
Winemaker: Kirk Ermisch
Bold, dark berry flavors and concentration. Savory with mineral notes.
Production: 185 cases | Alcohol: 13.7% | TA: | Residual Sugar: 1.2 g/L | pH:
Press & Points
2020 – 92 Points, James Suckling
2020 – 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2020 – Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
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