Red Mountain, Washington State
Cassis, dark black fruits, clove, savory and eucalyptus leaves, carry through the long finish on a platform of fine grained tannins. This wine will age well but is very approachable now.
A return to another “classic” Washington growing season. Bud break occurred slightly later than usual, but a warming trend beginning in late June carried through October for optimal ripening.
Heart of the Hill 100% Red Mountain AVA
Cabernet Sauvignon 80.0%
Petit Verdot 20.0%
Grapes were destemmed and crushed, retaining 80% whole berries. Cold soaked for 48 hours, allowed to ferment with indigenous yeast. Hand punchdowns for 10-26 days depending on lots. Aged for 28 months in 100% French Oak barrels, 100% New.
TA: 6.8 g/L
RS: 0.02 g/L
MA: 0.05 g/L
Yeast Strain: Indigenous
Cases Produced: 375