"XIX is a custom creation from the Echo West Vineyards in Northwest Oregon"

XIX was created in partnership with NFL superstar Keyshawn Johnson

About the Winemakers

XIX was created in partnership with NFL superstar Keyshawn Johnson. Johnson first rose to star status at USC during the 1994-1995 season, breaking records and catching the eye of the pros early. In 1996 he was the first overall pick in the NFL draft, selected by the New York Jets. He went on to broad fame in 2000 playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and in 2002… more…

Vineyards

XIX is a custom creation from the Echo West Vineyards in Northwest Oregon. Located some 190 miles east of Portland, Oregon, the vineyards are located at the southern end of the Columbia Valley wine-growing region and fed by the Umatilla River , a major tributary of the Columbia…

Winery

XIX was harvested in October 2007 of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, all produced on Echo West’s 25 acres of Cabernet stock overlooking Oregon’s Umatilla River. Spring was warmer than usual in Oregon that year, with early budding launching the beginning of a longer growing season. Cool summer temperatures extended the maturation process as well, further encouraging the developing of more concentrated fruit on the vineyards’ Cabernet stock. Following hand-selection of the grapes, separation out for the must, and full fermentation, the XIX wine was aged in Hungarian Oak casks for a total of 18 months.