2018 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Horse Heaven Hills
lmpactful deep plum aromas with hints of raspberry jam and the feeling of fresh ocean spray open your mind to the tasting experience to ensue. The first entry to the pallet is silky smooth and opens with delicately assembled blackberry, plum, and peach cobbler, all supported by a dusty tannin structure which is complemented by a mouthwatering sensation approximately five seconds from the beginning of the experience. The finish is lengthy and subtle with hints of South American coffee and heath candies.
2018 was as close to an ideal growing season as we have seen in quite some time. There were enough hot days in the summer to promote excellent phenolic production, but not too hot. We began harvesting Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills on October 5th and concluded on October 28th. This was quite a compact Cabernet Sauvignon harvest, producing very high quality results.
This wine is sourced from our hand-chosen vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills due to the high levels of phenolic concentration that can be derived from the site. Some of the factors that contribute to this high quality fruit are the windswept landscape, the soil deposited there by the Missoula floods, the high summer temperatures that can be reached and the high quality of the plant materials in these vineyards. The wine was aged in 35% new oak, mostly French oak with a spattering of American oak for sweetness. It received 20 months of barrel time post-fermentation. This wine was filtered with a high tech cross flow filtration technology for the cleanest and most stable resulting wine.
This wine is our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from windswept vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills. This is the wine that our team was built to create. We are passionate about Cabernet Sauvignon and strive to deliver the superior quality Cabernet available at a high value price point.