Red Mountain Vineyard
Red Mountain Vineyard is located within the Red Mountain AVA, one of Washington State's warmest AVAs. It is known for producing big, structured red wines with copious amounts of tannin, minerality, and fresh red fruits. We source 6 acres of fruit from this vineyard, established in the mid 1990's. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot are all sourced to go into our flagship Cabernet, The Illusionist, as well as our flagship blend, The Archimage. As mentioned before, this site is one of the warmest that we work with. The soils are a complex mix of Missoula flood deposits, wind blown loess, and caliche.
Elene's Block (Phinny Hills Vineyard)
Elene's Block, our five acre Estate block in Phinny Hill Vineyard, is located in the heart of teh Horse Heaven Hills AVA, across the road and uphill from Champoux Vineyard. Though relatively young, it consistently provides us each vintage with some of the most varietally-correct Cabernet and Cabernet Franc grapes in the cellar. The vineyard is managed by the father and son team of Dick and Brandon Beightol. The soils are Malga, gravelly fine loam, have great drainage, and provide rich minerals for a consistently even crop.