2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Horse Heaven Hills
91 pointsDec 15, 2015
Best BuyDec 01, 2015
This bold Cabernet opens with flavors of black cherries and blackberries with a touch of currants and vanilla, complemented by earth and mineral notes. Deep berry flavors lead to a soft tannin cocoa finish.
Blend: 99% Cabernet, 1% Cabernet Franc
Total Acidity 0.57 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Aging: 40% new and 60% older French and American oak for 12 months
Fermentaion: 6-10 days
After a “classic” Washington vintage in 2012, the summer of 2013 was one of the warmest in the past decade with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.
Accelerated ripening due to the warm season was slowed by cooler temperatures in September. This aided in hang time development resulting in stellar fruit characters and flavors.
A Unique Expression of Heritage and Innovation
Columbia Crest H3 wines were created to celebrate the winery’s rich heritage in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA as well as its innovative spirit with regards to winemaking and viticulture practices. Grapes from this distinctive appellation produce bold, well-balanced and seductive wines. Great care is taken to ensure that the uniqueness of the appellation’s terroir is expressed in each bottle of H3.