2013 Double Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Horse Heaven Hills
Our 2013 Double Canyon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of violet and tea tree - emblematic flavors of Washington - as well as hints of fresh cherry and Turkish delight. The entry possesses good acidity, with the influence of French oak transforming blackberry into sweet Kirsch. Plum soda and hints of savory herbs mingle and emerge to give the palate complex layers, leading into a long, juicy finish with lingering notes of mouthwatering red plum.
Established in 2007, Double Canyon Vineyard resides in the heart of the award-winning Horse Heaven Hills. This appellation is a historic source for many wineries, but Double Canyon is one of few estate properties located in this corner of Washington State. Named for two ravines that run through the property, Double Canyon produces an estate-grown wine that expresses the individuality of our vineyard in this distinctive windswept, desert appellation.
Our 2013 Double Canyon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes entierly from our own Double Canyon Vineyard Estate. All of the lots were hand harvested, with small lots hand punched down. After dryness was acheived with pressing, the wine was barrel aged for 18 months using 40% new French oak.
2013 was a warmer-than-average growing season in the Horse Heaven Hills and abruptly ended with a cool spell in late September and early October. The warm growing season helped to ripen the above average crop load in a timely manner before the cooler temperatures set in. This led to a vintage showing a great balance of red fruit and hints of ripe dark fruit, while maintaining acidity for which Washington and Horse Heaven Hills are known. The Cabernet from Double Canyon Vineyard was harvested from October 1st through November 1st.