Deep notes of dark fruit marmalade, exotic spices and tea leaf are lined by an edge of graphite. Savory notes of cocoa, coffee, clove and toast are highlighted in this layered and complex red.
Launched in 1998, Pepper Bridge Winery is a small, family owned estate located in Washington State’s Walla Walla Valley. Pepper Bridge is the brainchild of three different partners: Norm McKibben, Ray Goff and winemaker Jean-Francois Pellet. Pepper Bridge wines are small production, hand-crafted red wines made of grapes harvested from two of the finest vineyards in the state, Pepper Bridge and Seven Hills, both planted to glacial loess and silty loam soils that are geologically very young and full of minerals. Pepper Bridge practices sustainable viticulture – their vineyards are certified Salmon Safe and it is a member of the highly regarded sustainability associations, VINEA and LIVE.
|(79% Cabernet Sauvignon/13% Merlot/4% Cabernet Franc/2% Malbec/2% Petit Verdot). Fruit from the Seven Hills Vineyard (65%) and Pepper Bridge Vineyard (35%) were aged in neutral (55%) and new (45%) French oak for 19 months.
|At Pepper Bridge Winery our focus is to make ultra-premium, world-class red wines with grapes sourced solely from the Walla Walla Appellation.
The Walla Walla Valley is critically acclaimed for growing some of the highest quality red wine grapes. Our estate vineyards, Pepper Bridge Vineyard and Seven Hills Vineyard, are recognized as two of the best in the region.
Our vision to build a state-of-the-art, gravity-flow winery began several years ago when Norm McKibben, Managing Partner planted his first grapes in the Walla Walla Valley. The vision grew into reality with the completion of Pepper Bridge Winery in September of 2000. We’ve built the winery to encompass a gravity flow system that is extremely gentle on the grapes and wine. From the crush pad on our top level to the barrels located 32’ below in the caves, the wine flows effortlessly and gently.