Horse Heaven Hills
We refer to 2008 as the vintage of the one armed winemaker! Joe tore his rotator cuff while hiking with our son & had surgery the day after we pressed the Sauvignon Blanc. Our family friend, John Nevers agreed to be our cellar apprentice. He was literally Joe’s right hand man.
The spring and summer were very cool. We rarely saw temperatures break 100°, usually they were in the low 90’s. We experienced a slow, even ripening resulting in incredibility balanced grapes. Harvest and fermentation progressed normally. The wines have intense flavors, beautiful color & excellent balance.
The 2008 Horse Heaven Hills Gunselman Bench Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Gunselman Bench, our estate vineyard. It was aged in 100% new French oak for 26 months. The alcohol by volume is 13.5%. It was bottled February 2011.
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