After more than a decade of making wine in Argentina at Bodega Calle, Kirk Ermisch decided to also try his hand at some classic Oregon varietals, since his import business had been based in Oregon all along. His daughter Hannah has joined him in the Oregon side of things, and together they craft some of the most classically scrumptious wines out of the Willamette Valley. Stopping at nothing to source premier fruit, he perhaps surprisingly then practices nearly hands-off winemaking; a risky proposition for some, but when you trust in the fruit and the process, a sort of alchemy happens. Enjoy said alchemy!
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Region: Walla Walla Valley, Oregon
Farming: 50% sourced from The Rocks District / 50% from Cockburn Ranch (both in Oregon)
Winery: Destemmed, spontaneous fermentation with wild yeast, aged 12 months in American, French, and neutral (Pinot Noir) barrels, hand-filtered/bottled