Horse Heaven Hills
The 2015 vintage was HOT, HOT, HOT! Following a mild winter, the growing season started in late March with early heat and vine development. The hot temperatures continued until harvest which was about 2 weeks earlier than usual. Although abnormally hot the vines produced beautiful fruit. The Phinny Hill Cabernet was harvested on September 25th, the Gunselman Bench on September 28th and October 5th and McKinley Springs on October 7th. The wines have intense flavors, beautiful color & excellent balance. Smooth textured and loaded with aromas of dark cherry and licorice that lead to a core of juicy plum, dark cherries, vanilla and dusty mocha. The chewy tannins are well-proportioned and build a Cabernet that was built for aging.
The 2015 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit was sourced from our vines on Gunselman Bench, McKinley Springs and Phinny Hill vineyards. It was aged in 100% French, 50% new for 23 months. The alcohol by volume is 13.5%, 300 cases produced, bottled July 2017.
AWARDS: Double Gold, Cascadia Wine Competition
Seattle Times Top 50 Regional Wines