2012 Red Blend Coyote Canyon Vineyard

Horse Heaven Hills

Wine Enthusiast

92 points

Sep 01, 2015


The wine opens with fruitful aromas that give way to mouth-filling flavors of baked red berries and currant with subtle earthy accents. With supple tannins and an expressive finish, this is an extremely food-friendly red wine.

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Blend: 73% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 7% Viognier
Total Acidity 0.60 g/100 mL
pH: 3.79
Alcohol Content: 14.8%
Barrel Aging: 18 months in 70% Once Used French Oak and 30% in New French Oak barrels
Fermentaion: co-fermentation on the skins lasted between 7-14 days

Spring temperatures in Eastern Washington started off relatively cool but rose quickly, and the region soon settled in to a more typical weather pattern.

Summer was predictably warm though without any prolonged excessive heat events, with temperatures rarely breaking 100° Fahrenheit.

Late summer and early fall brought on slightly cooler daytime highs and a significant diurnal shift, a pattern that continued well into October.

A few sporadic rain showers in mid-to-late October were quickly dissipated by persistent winds and had no effect on the harvest.

Overall the 2012 harvest was outstanding; the red wines are flavorful and rich with ripe tannins.

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