2014 Crowdsourced™ Cabernet
Horse Heaven Hills
90 pointsMay 31, 2017
The 2014 Crowdsourced ™ Cabernet Sauvignon has a delicate nose of tobacco, dried herbs, bright cherries and anise. On the palate, the wine develops warm blueberry pie flavors and a silky texture with dark chocolate and toffee undertones. It finishes with a bright, elegant and refined texture.
Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot
Total Acidity 0.56 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Aging: Aged 16 months in 30% new oak barrels
Fermentaion: During primary fermentation the juice was frequently racked and returned to create softer tannins and complex texture
After warmer than average 2012 and 2013 vintages, 2014 in Eastern Washington was one of the warmest seasons in decades with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.
Overall, 2014 was a pleasant growing season; ripening was excellent for all varieties in all locations.
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