Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Name/Vineyard: Double Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon based blend

Grape blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Syrah, 3% Petite Verdot, 2% Merlot, 1% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Horse Heaven Hills

State or country: Washington

Price: $25

ABV: 14.1%

Cases produced: 10,000

The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 points

Review date: May 16, 2019

About the Winemaker:  Double Canyon Vineyard was founded in 2007 in Horse Heaven Hills of Washington State.  Blessed with the volcanic soil and climate the Pacific Northwest is famous for, the area is never fails to produce world class wines. With the opening of its new wine making facility and hiring of new winemaker Kate Michaud in 2017, the future looks very bright for Double Canyon Vineyard.

Color:  Persian Plum

Nose:  Oak and leather

Taste:  Dark cherry, pepper, earth, fresh herbs, smoke Finish: oak and a hint of pine

Assessment:   Spice is the story of this young wine.  From the first sip until it fades from your pallet spice lingers.  It’s well balanced with a lingering silky-smooth and tannic finish.  Medium to full bodied with fruity undertones.  There is complexity in the character, but the juice is still tight; it seems like the plethora of flavors within the bottle are hidden by each other.  The wine is good now, but after a little more time in the bottle I expect this wine to be fantastic.

The touch of pine in the finish adds a dimension that both makes this wine stand out and leaves me wanting more. This wine is a fair value at $25.  If it develops as I think it will, $25 is a steal.  You can check out this release and others at Double Canyon’s website.  You won’t be disappointed

Pairing recommendation:  Pair with aged or goat cheese, grilled lamb, or dark chocolate.

Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is a very good wine.  89 points

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