2014 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Horse Heaven Hills
This Cabernet embodies an enticing array of ripe red and black plum, intermixed with notes of fresh red cherry. Characteristic of the appellation and 2014 vintage, the nose offers spiced potpourri with a touch of raspberry preserves. The addition of Syrah leads to a full and rich texture on the mid-palate, further accented by bright acidity from the Petit Verdot, sweet red fruit from the Merlot and luscious blackberry notes supplied by the Malbec. The soft and supple mouthfeel is supported by the complexity of sweet oak tannins and fresh fruit character, finishing with the juicy acidity that is characteristic of Horse Heaven Hills.
Our 2014 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is accented by Syrah and touches of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. The vast majority of the fruit comes from our own Double Canyon Vineyard, and the remaining elements of the blend are sourced from the nearby Phinny Hill, Champoux and Destiny Ridge Vineyards. Phinny Hill Vineyard is located directly across the road and owned by the family of our General Manager & Winegrower, Will Beightol. Located adjacent to our property, Champoux Vineyard has a reputation for producing many of Washington’s critically acclaimed wines. Destiny Ridge Vineyard is located high on the bluffs of the Horse Heaven Hills appellation, overlooking the majestic Columbia River. Our 2014 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of small lot bin fermentations mixed with classic stainless steel tank ferments. We selected lots that were particularly aromatic and rich on the palate to best represent the unique terroir of Horse Heaven Hills. The wine was then aged for 14 months in 27% new oak barrels.