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 and the sun kept shining! At this rate we anticipated 2016 would surpass the total heat units of 2015. However, by June the temperatures cooled to our usual range and progressed beautifully until harvest time. We harvested the Phinny Cabernet Sauvignon on September 20th and 22nd. The wines have intense flavors, beautiful color & excellent balance.
The 2016 Horse Heaven Hills Phinny Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Phinny Hill Vineyard. It was aged in 100% new French oak for 23 months. The alcohol by volume is 14.5%. It was bottled July 2018.