2017 Double Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Horse Heaven Hills
The 2017 Double Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon opens with delightful aromas ranging from caramel to ripe black cherry. The impact of the oak profile is delicate and appealing to the senses, imparting rich vanilla notes on the nose. The first taste on the palate reveals bright red fruit complemented by a well-balanced acid profile. The wine exhibits depth and structure supported by the acid profile, producing a juicy, mouthwatering experience. This continues on through the finish, which lingers with hints of ripe plum.
This 90-acre parcel is planted to 1,850 vines per acre, exceeding typical Washington standards; the high density of vines produces less fruit on each individual vine, thus increasing overall quality. The vineyard is planted to a range of different Cabernet Sauvignon clones that have been selected for the characteristics they have displayed from our site over the past decade of winegrowing.
The 2017 vintage marks the first year that Double Canyon wines were produced entirely at our new state-of-the-art facility adjacent to Red Mountain. The 2017 growing season provided typical excellent growing conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon, as we have come to expect from Washington State. The Horse Heaven Hills experienced significant moisture accumulation in the early spring, and tapered off significantly as the season progressed, which provided perfect conditions for bloom and fruit set. Post veraison temperatures provided enough heat to encourage adequate sugar development. Ideal berry sizes resulted in excellent extraction, producing wines with great depth and concentration.
Established in 2007, Double Canyon’s driving focus is crafting exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon from great vineyard sites across Washington’s best appellations. Double Canyon wines reflect unique traits resulting from the region’s volcanic activity, ancient glacial deposits, desert soils and the persistent wind that blows off the Columbia River.