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Robert Karl Cellars Claret Downtown Spokane Winery
Claret
2020
Horse Heaven Hills

 

Price: $25.00
Robert Karl Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Downtown Spokane Winery
Cabernet Sauvignon
2019
Horse Heaven Hills

Our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon is luxurious and elegant with a nose of dark cherry, vanilla, black current and cassis. On the palate the full-bodied richness is expressed with dark red and black fruits, wood smoke, mocha and a hint of anise that flows to well integrated silky tannins. This wine will benefit from a few years in the cellar and should last for a decade or more.

The 2019 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit was sourced from our vines on Phinny Hill vineyards.  It was aged in 100% French, 75% new for 21 months.  The alcohol by volume is 13.5%, 300 cases produced, bottled June 2021.

Usually we start seeing an end to winter by February, but not in 2019! Although we had a mild winter, we still had snow on the ground until March! We delayed pruning and vineyard work as the ground slowly thawed, thus delaying bud break until mid to late April. By May, warmer temperatures arrived and we progressed through spring into a beautiful summer. Thankfully we didn’t have any heat spikes. The grapes ripened nicely until about the second week of September when the temperatures cooled and we saw intermitted rain. Although the grapes “tasted” ripe, the brix (sugar measurement) was low. We opted to harvest early based on physiological ripeness, and we are glad we did. Washington experienced frost conditions on October 1st and a significant freeze by the 9th. 

Price: $34.00
Gunselman Beach Cabernet Sauvignon Robert Karl Cellars Spokane WA Downtown Winery
Gunselman Bench Cabernet Sauvignon
2017
Horse Heaven Hills
from Gunselman Bench, our estate vineyard.

The 2017 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 18 months.  The alcohol by volume is 13.8%. It was bottled April 2019.

2017 started out cool and wet with plenty of snowpack. Bud break and bloom was later than recent vintages. Summer started slowly but gradually exceeded the norm and surpassed our usual heat units. By mid-September, temperatures cooled and we let the grapes “hang” to allow physiological ripening to catch up to the brix (sugar) in the grapes. We hand harvested Gunselman Bench Cabernet Sauvignon on October 9th. The wines have intense flavors, beautiful color & excellent balance.

Price: $36.00
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Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2018
Reserve Cabernet  Sauvignon

We celebrated our 20th vintage in 2018 and we consider it one of the greats in Washington state!

This Cabernet Sauvignon expresses terrific varietal flavors, showcasing the uniqueness of the Horse Heaven terroir with black cherry and violet tones. On the palate there is a mouthful of cherry, cassis and toasty mocha with a formidable tannic grip. This wine will benefit from a few years in the cellar and should age nicely for a decade.

April saw cooler than average temperatures and a late bud break but by May the heat ramped up and we had beautiful ripening weather. We experienced a few heat spikes in July and August but overall classic hot days and cool nights. By mid-September the temperatures cooled and we enjoyed near perfect ripening conditions. Harvest began on September 24th with Cabernet Franc from Phinny Hill, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon from Gunselman Bench and Phinny Hill on October 1st. Although these wines exhibit lush ripeness, the backbone of acidity creates a wine with great aging potential.

Price: $38.00

 

Robert Karl Inspiration Reserve Red Wine Downtown Spokane Winery
Inspiration
2019
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 2019 Horse Heaven Hills Inspiration (reserve red wine) is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Cabernet Franc.  The fruit was sourced from Phinny Hill vineyards. It was aged in 100% new French oak for 20 months.  The ideal consumption is 7 to 10 years from release date.  The alcohol by volume is 13.5%, 50 cases made, bottled June 2021.

2019 was an unusual vintage. We had a late winter snow that impacted pruning and ultimately bud break.  Summer temperatures were mild with no extreme heat spikes. September was unusually cool but ripening continued without high brix (sugar level.) Thankfully, we wrapped up harvest by October 5th as Washington expirenced significant frosts soon after. The 2019 wines are elegant and complex with great aging potential.

Price: $46.00
Robert Karl Cellars Cabernet Franc Downtown Spokane Winery
Cabernet Franc
2017
Horse Heaven Hills
Price: $30.00
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  • An adult signature is required at delivery, we suggest using  a business address.
  • Wines will not be shipped when temperatures are extreme!
  • Sales tax is based on delivery location.

Shipping Charges per Bottle Amount:

1-34-67-12
WA$30$35$45
WEST$35$40$50
REST$45$55$70

 

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