Black Diamond is a collaborative wine, the fruit coming from our sister winery Double Canyon in Washington before being blended and bottled at Pine Ridge Vineyards. The fruit was chosen by acclaimed winemaker Kate Michaud and from premiere sites in the Red Mountain AVA of Washington, easily one of the most rugged and dynamic places for Cabernet on the world wine map.
Grapes were hand-picked at night from Sept 14 to Oct 13, carefully sorted in the vineyard, then brought to the cellar and de-stemmed. Meticulous care in the vineyard delivered bright, ripe fruit, with substantial mouthfeel and complexity and was later aged in 30% new oak (10% French, 20% American) to maintain the freshness and elegance of the vintage. After 18 months, Josh Widaman and the team at Pine Ridge blended and bottled the wine with the goal of crafting a wine with power and intensity that is balanced by elegant, yet rich, warm flavors perfectly tailored for the cooler season ahead.