Ashes to Ashes 2019
Ashes to Ashes began in 2017 when Michael Garofola leased and began farming this site on the west side of Hood River. 2017 vintage brought the Eagle Creek fire, yet Michael's first Dolcetto vintage was stunning, showing just a hint of smoke taint that lended a ton of character to the wine. 2019 brought another difficult vintage, with a cold, wet summer and fall, and Michael has made yet another stunning wine. Definitely the most electric and vibrant Dolcetto so far, full of blueberry and black cherry notes with a subtle peppery spice.
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Grape: 100% Dolcetto
Region: Columbia Gorge AVA, Oregon
Vinification: Practicing organic with some Biodynamic treatments; semi carbonic 30% whole cluster situation. Élévage was in older barrels for 10 months and bottled with 20 ppm added after malolactic completed in March and another 20 ppm at bottling in August. Unfined, unfiltered. Find full details here: https://www.cutterwine.com/#vintage-notes-1-section