Cutter Cascadia, Zinfandel Strawberry Mullet Rosé Columbia Valley 2020
Columbia Valley, Washington, United States
From the producer-
Surrounded by the cherry orchards and wheat fields central to Wasco County agriculture, Hillside Vineyard is an arid,warm and windy locale. Planted in 1983-5by Harold Haake and Lonnie Wright, Hillside is 80 miles east of Portland along the Columbia River in the loamy, sandstone foothills south of The Dalles. Approaching the high desert of central Oregon and the Columbia Basin, there is a rugged beauty here that few connect with the image of Oregon, or at the very least, Oregon viticulture.
Picked on September 27th, 2019, the fruit was whole cluster pressed without any additional skin maceration. After pressing and an overnight settle, the juice was racked off its gross lees into old French barrels (228L), where it remained on its fine lees until March. 20ppm sulfur added at racking and bottled unfiltered and unfined on April 5th 2021.