2013 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Double Canyon Vineyards
All horses go to heaven
Today’s Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, from which nearly 25% of the state’s grapes are grown. This sub-appellation is part of the larger Columbia Valley AVA. Located between Yakima Valley on the north and the Columbia River on the south, Horse Heaven Hills spans about 50 miles long and 20 miles wide.
Today’s Double Canyon 2013 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon grew during what was an uncharacteristically hot year, which contributed to the ripeness and full flavors of this wine. On the nose, the wine exhibits a fullness and complexity that will surprise and delight you. On the palate, flavors are full, balanced and bold.
At under $20, today’s food-friendly wine is a great value. Be sure to keep some on hand for your summertime BBQs.
Crimson core, slightly opaque, with beautiful garnet at the edges.
Stewed blackberry, plum and cassis compote with fresh strawberry, smoked cherry, smoked beef, bramble and sweet spiced oak.
Complex and bold with black cherry and plum preserve out in front. These are followed by dark spice, savory herbs, tobacco, dark toasted oak and burnt sugar.
Long and dark with black fruit flavors succumbing to flavors of earth and spice as a warm dryness spreads across the palate.
We’ll be enjoying this one with our best loaded backyard BBQ burgers.
What the Winery Says
- Jason Ledbetter
- Washington, Horse Heaven Hills
- 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Syrah, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
- 17 months
- 15% New French oak, 15% New American oak
- 4200 cases
- Release date
- March 2015