2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain
The wine opens up with densely packed aromas of plum, black cherry and currants. The mid palate is rich with flavors of licorice and chocolate and give way to a powerful finish that shows depth, weight and complexity.
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec
Total Acidity 0.57 g/100mL
Alcohol Content: 15.5%
Barrel Aging: 18 months in new French oak.
The 2016 vintage experienced a hot spring and early summer. A cooler than normal end of the season allowed the wines to have ripeness, yet maintain freshness and elegance.
The early dry and warm spring, combined with cooler temperatures in August and September, slowed down ripening and resulted in the longest harvest in Washington State.
Overall, 2016 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing wines with nicely resolved tannins and maturity.
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