2016 Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Located between the Columbia River and the Yakima Valley, Horse Heaven Hills is characterized by a dry desert landscape where strong winds blow continuously across the vineyards. Proximity to the river moderates temperatures and provides a consistent source of water to irrigate the vines in what is one of Washington’s warmest appellations. The area also experiences diurnal shifts between extended sunny, warm days and cool evenings. As a result, Cabernet Sauvignon from this region shows ripeness and depth while maintaining optimal natural acidity, making it some of the most sought-after fruit in Washington State.
Characteristic of the appellation and 2016 vintage, this Cabernet offers aromas of blackberry, red plum and floral notes intermixed with touches of forest floor. The addition of Syrah leads to a full and rich texture on the mid-palate, further accented by bright minerality from the Petit Verdot, sweet red cherry from the Merlot and luscious blueberry notes supplied by the Malbec. The soft and supple mouthfeel is supported by the complexity of sweet oak tannins and a hint of anise, finishing with the juicy acidity that is characteristic of Horse Heaven Hills.