2011 H/H Big John Cab
This bold, complex Cabernet Sauvignon shows aromas of black currants and blackberries with lingering layers of dark chocolate, cassis, leather and toasted vanilla.
Amazing aromas of pepper and earth tones mix with mild red berries. The aromas open up and tend toward earthy and meaty components with milder fruit and oak. The flavor profile mirrors the aromas, at first a nice bright bing cherry tastes comes through only to be coated with crushed pepper and oak notes. The finish shows some leather notes a nice bit of tannin. True to the site and the Horse Heaven Hills the tannins have a unique dusty quality to them that adds complexity to the wine.
Coyote Canyon Vineyard
Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard
AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
Grower Degree Days: 2662
2011 was the second cool vintage in a row for Washington State. With GDD well below average some varietals had problems developing full flavor while others thrived in the more moderate temperatures. Grenache is usually picked early at our sight and the cooler vintage allowed for more hang time and full flavor development.
Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills is one of the most sought after wines from Washington State right now and we are proud of how our wines stack up to the competition. 2011 was a slightly cool growing vintage for Washington and the wines reflect that in their profiles. A little more refined than our hot vintages these wines should age very well.
Gold - 2015 Tri-Cities Wine Festival
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