Horse Heaven Hills
2016 started out very much like 2015 with an unusually warm winter and early spring that led to the earliest bloom on record. By mid-May we estimated we were a good 2 weeks ahead of average. By June the temperatures cooled to our usual range and by September we cooled significantly with occasional (and unusual) showers. Ripening progressed beautifully! The Gunselman Bench Cabernet was harvested on September 22nd and October 3rd. The wines have intense flavors, beautiful color & excellent balance.
The 2016 Horse Heaven Hills Gunselman Bench Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Gunselman Bench, our estate vineyard. It was aged in 100% French (70% new) oak for 23 months. The alcohol by volume is 13.9%. It was bottled July 2018.