2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Heart of the Hill Vineyard
94 pointsMay 16, 2018
The wine opens up with densely packed aromas of violets and warm blueberry pie. After opening, it delivers more concentrated flavors of dark chocolate and coffee. The palate texture is dense and develops into a firm yet silky finish.
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Acidity 0.59 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 15.0%
Barrel Aging: Half of this blend aged in a French oak tank for 6 months before draining to fill neutral oak barrels and aging for an additional 10 months.
Fermentaion: Stainless steel
The 2015 vintage was one of the warmest growing seasons on record in Washington.
Warm temperatures continued through the spring and summer, moderating slightly into fall and extending an early harvest.
Overall, 2015 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing optimal ripening across varieties and yielding outstanding wines throughout the region
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