Horse Heaven Hills
Reserve Red Wine
Joe occasionally asks for a glass of inspiration while we are working at the winery. We felt that name fully described the few select barrels of reserve quality wine.
The 2014 growing season started with early heat and vine development. High heat throughout the summer promoted vine stress, with final ripening occurring in late September under ideal conditions. The 2014 wines are absolutely amazing. The wines have intense flavors, beautiful color & excellent balance.
The 2014 Horse Heaven Hills Inspiration (reserve red wine) is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot. The fruit was sourced from our estate vines at Gunselman Bench, Andrews Horse Heaven Ranch, McKinley Springs and Phinny Hill vineyards. It was aged in 100% new French oak for 28 months. The ideal consumption is 7 to 10 years from release date, but this wine will develop for another 15 years. The alcohol by volume is 14.1%, 50 cases made, bottled July 2016.