2016 Batchelor's Button Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Batchelor's Button Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Batchelor's Button Cabernet Sauvignon

The 15th vintage of the Batchelor's Button is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. While still a Washington wine in character, the 2016 Batchelor's Button has a hint of "Napa", derived from the very warm weather of 2016.

Tasting notes

The hue is dark red. There are ripe, rich aromas of black currant, fresh leaf tobacco, tapenade, graphite, baked bread, and green peppercorn.  The mouthfeel is generous with excellent extraction and intensity.  Balancing the intensity is a playful lightness from the acidity. There are flavors of black currants, black olive, green peppercorn, graphite, and fresh oak.  The finish is long with fine grain tannins.  While still a Washington wine in character, the 2016 Batchelor's Button has a hint of "Napa", derived from the very warm weather of 2016.

Production notes

The 15th vintage of the Batchelor's Button is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Wallula was harvested on September 22, Summit View on September 24, and Les Collines on October 6. All the grapes were hand-harvested, hand-sorted, and destemmed before a 3 to 5 day cold soak. Native yeasts conducted the fermentation and the wines were pressed at near dryness. Only the free-run wine was retained for the Batchelor's Button.  The Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 100% French Oak barrels (33% new) for 22 months prior to bottling.  Most vintages we blend in a small percentage of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc into the Batchelor's. 2016 delivered such a richness to the Cabernets that no blending was required.

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Vintage2016
VarietalCabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition100% Cabernet Sauvignon
AppellationWalla Walla Valley
VineyardLes Collines Vineyard, Summit View Vineyard, Wallula Vineyard
PH3.85
Residual Sugar<0.5 g/liter
Alcohol14.50%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date06/26/2018
Cases Produced368

44% Les Collines Vineyard

44% Summit View Vineyard

12% Wallula Vineyard

Brett Isenhower

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