Winemaker Justin Basel has worked in Washington’s wine industry his entire life, beginning at age 12 when he helped with chores around his family’s vineyard. “My wife Brianne and I had always talked about starting a small-lot, single-lot program and after ten years of talking about it we pulled the trigger and launched Solemn Cellars.”
The definition of ‘Solemn’ is formal and dignified, characterized by deep sincerity. This is exactly what Justin and Brianne Basel set out to represent when forming Solemn Cellars. They wanted the focus to be on the quality and not the quantity of wine. they wanted their passion and respect of the industry to show in each bottle. they wanted to share not just their wines but the experience that comes with it.
Solemn Cellars 2016 Vineyard Malbec
Grace, elegance and a pillar of structure are the cornerstones of this expressive red wine, delivering fluid acidity behind the rich and supple flavors of dark cherry, violet, white pepper, dried herbs and a dusting of cocoa on the lengthy finish.